Sea Stories in Stone
George Brookings (1820-1898) - Oak Grove, Bath
Went South for his Health
In January 1887, the local newspaper reported that Capt. George Brookings had gone South for his health. 12 years later he died of "shock" in Somerville, Mass.
DEATH OF GEORGE E. BROOKINGS
Capt. George E. Brookings, formerly of this city, died December 8th, at the residence of his daughter..., from organic heart diseas. The deceased was born in Woolwich, Me., May 25th, 1820...He was engaged for a number of years in company with his father at Woolwich, in building fishing schooners and sending them to the Banks, carrying on quite an extensive trade in the fishing buisiness.
He was afterward master of the brig Gen. Scott [109 tons] which was built for him and followed the coasting trade for many years....
The body was brought to this city this morning, on the steamer Kennebec and funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:30 from the residence of his brother-in-law...
Bath Daily Times, Dec. 20, 1898
Sources: MMM Captains Index, Cemetery records,
Bath Daily Times; MMM Ships index
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