Bark Kadosh Memorial

(Taken from Hingham Cemetery Annual Meeting, June 2, 1873)

In January last, the bodies of six seamen belonging to the bark Kadosh, wrecked on Point Allerton, Dec. 26, 1872, and who were drowned in attempting to reach the shore, were brought to this town, tenderly cared for, and interred in a lot given for the purpose by the Directors. Appropriate and very impressive funeral services were performed in the “Old Meeting House," on the occasion of their burial. In those services, four of the clergymen of the town participated. A letter has been received written on behalf of the owners of the Kadosh, expressing their thanks for this act of the Directors in giving an appropriate burial-place to the unfortunate seamen—most of whom, if not all, were foreigners. 

(Taken from Hingham Cemetery Directors Meeting, May 15, 1873)

The following letter in behalf of the owners of the Bark Kadosh, wrecked on Pt. Allerton, and to the seamen who perished in attempting to reach the shore, is placed upon record in accordance with a vote of the Directors.

“Hull, Feb. 1, 1873

To the president and Directors of the Hingham Cemetery

Gentlemen:
Having had the care of burying the bodies of the men who perished in the attempt to land from the Bark Kadosh wrecked on the Southeast bar of Point Allerton, Dec. 26, 1872, I take occasion to express for myself, and also the owners of the bark (Messrs William Perkins & Co.) thanks for the liberality and public spirit manifested in giving to these seamen a lot in the Hingham Cemetery; and also for the personal attention bestowed in securing for them an appropriate Christian burial. I will add that in the event of an effort being made to erect a suitable monument on the spot—Mr. Perkins expressed to me his willingness to contribute for that object such an amount as Mr. Solomon Lincoln, or Mr. Albert Fearing should see fit to apportionate him.

Very Truly & Respsectfully Yours,
               Lewis P. Loring."

Recorded by George Lincoln, Secretary

Bark Kadosh:  (Known names): Peter Brown, George Guymer, Alden C..Richardson, Julius Schwensen, Christian G. Thomas

 

Bark Kadosh