Carrie D. Knowles

Provincetown has been waiting 107 years for news from the Carrie D. Knowles. There has been none yet, though a cruel hoax in 1909 half-convinced the town that there was some hope that crew members survived. The story is told by Josef Berger — writing pseudonymously as Jeremiah Digges — in his 1941 book, In Great Waters: The Story of the Portuguese Fishermen, pages 271-273. Noted in “List of Provincetown Whalers,” an appendix to The Provincetown Book (Tolman Print, 1922), by Nancy W. Paine Smith, available on Google Books. Noted in Wooden Ships and Iron Men (Heritage Museum, 1994), by Reginald W. Cabral and James Theriault, available as a PDF file from the Provincetown History Preservation Project.

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