Third Generation


8. Alice S. Gott was born on 27 March 1848 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died in 1924 at the age of 76 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA.

Alice S. Gott and Hanson Roderick Joyce obtained a marriage license on 5 December 1864 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. They were married on 18 December 1865 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Married by Benjamin Smith, Jr., Esq. Hanson Roderick Joyce, son of Roderick M. Joyce and Catherine L. (S.) Stinson, was born on 25 May 1847 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 11 February 1917 at the age of 69 in Hood River, Oregon, USA. Died while traveling by train from Washington State to Washington DC.

"CAPTAIN H.B. JOYCE ANCHORS IN THE HARBOR OF PEACE"
Entering the placid waters of the Harbor of Peace, where storms are unknown and all ships are safe at anchor, Capt. H.B. Joyce, veteran of the sea, master mariner and builder of both steam and sailing craft, ended an interesting career Monday, February 11, 1917, in the sixty-ninth year of his life voyage.
Death's summons came suddenly at Hood River, Ore. while Capt. Joyce was aboard an Oregon-Washington train journeying east to attend the annual convention of the American Association of Masters, Mates, & Pilots, at Washington, D.C. As a delegate from Washington Harbor No. 12 of Seattle, he was to counsel with seafaring men from the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Great Lakes and the Gulf, and discuss questions of momentous importance to the organization. His death is keenly felt by the members of the Association and a host of friends always ready to testify to his real worth to the great shipping interests of the port of Seattle and his sterling qualities as a man.
A down-easter, born at Swan's Island, Maine, May 25, 1847, Captain Joyce had all of the characteristics of those hardy mariners of that section of the East Coast whose fame is known at every port of any size on the seven seas. Although he loved the white-winged fleets of craft which in former days spread their sails to the winds of the Atlantic off Portland, Me, and Boston, Mass, on their voyages overseas and along the storm-swept coast, he was the first to recognize the importance of powered fishing vessels and in 1882 built the "Novelty", the first steam craft ever operated in this important industry. Oldtimers shook their heads, predicting disaster for anyone rash enough to attempt such extravagance as operating a vessel propelled by steam on the fishing banks. But the steam craft was a success and her builder's fame was heralded far and wide.
The "Novelty" proved of great value to her owners and after being the vanguard of the vast fleets of steam fishing vessels now operated in many sections of the globe, she was sold to the Cuban government, where she ended an honorable career.
>From the scene of his early triumphs in Portland, Captain Joyce moved to Boston, where he built and operated the sailing vessels "Alice", "William F. Joyce", the "Solitaire" and several small fishing craft all of which gave a good account of themselves.
Captain Joyce made two trips to Europe to investigate the shipping and fishing industries, the first in 1888 and a second a few years later. After his return from his second tour of the great centers of commerce on the other side of the Atlantic, he built the fishing steamer "New England" for the New England Fish Company, having personal charge of the work from the day her keel was laid until she was sent into the water at Camden, N.J.
When the steamer was delivered to her owners at Vancouver, B.C. in 1895, Captain Joyce came west and took charge of the company's fishing fleet operating the vessels from Vancouver until 1907. During this time he built the well known steamer "Kingfisher" for the New England Fish Company, sending her down the ways at San Francisco in 1904. He also built the fishing steamer "Chicago" in 1908 for the Booth Fisheries at the plant of the old Moran company in Seattle.
Captain Joyce was a constant student of steamship and equipment and invented a cargo net of great value in the discharging and loading of ocean liners, and an improved lifeboat which attracted the attention of seafaring men and shipping interests all over the world.
It was fitting that Captain Joyce should enter the service of the government during the closing years of his seafaring career, and since 1912 he has acted as pilot for the United States cableship "Burnside" and the steamship "Albatross" of the United States Bureau of Fisheries.
Captain Joyce was the son of Roderick R. Joyce, a master mariner of the old school on the Maine coast , and Catherine S. Joyce. He was married December 18, 1865 to Alice S. Gott, who survives him. Captain Joyce is also survived by three sons, Capt. B.I. Joyce, first officer of the Alaska Steamship Company's liner "Alameda"; George E. Joyce, second officer of the United States mine planter "Major Samuel Ringgold" and William F. Joyce, a shoe manufacturer in the East, and four daughters, Mrs. S.A. Whitehouse of Boston, Mass; Mrs. D. E. Horne, Mrs. E.M. Lane and Miss Mabel A. Joyce, all of Seattle.
Captain Joyce was affiliated with several fraternal orders, including Green Lake Lodge No. 149, F & A.M., Knights Templar Lodge of Chelsea, Mass; Harbor No. 12, American Association of Masters, Mates and Pilots, of Seattle. He was also a member of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Club.
In the passing of this veteran of the sea, Seattle has lost an energetic supporter of all that is best for a great shipping center and a student of problems concerning the common good. In a newspaper clipping, which is very badly copied, the heading says "Maine Memo" and under that the headline says "SWAN (no 's') ISLANDER INVENTED BAG NET" by Fred Humiston. The date was hand written on the article but unreadable.
It states;
A Portsmouth, N.H. reader wants to know who invented the 'bag net' method of keeping fish at sea without spoiling until dressing and salting.
(Answer); Back in the eighties, in the prosperous years of the purse seiners, one haul might take and hold from 500 - 700 barrels of fish, filling the vessel "from-rail-to-rail--from windlass to wheel box."
At such times it was impossible to dress and salt the mackerel before they spoiled. Something had to be done about it. So, Captain Hanson B. Joyce of Swan's Island, thought on the matter and soon came up with an invention that solved the fishermen's problem.
It was a simple idea, yet one that was very practical. A bag net was devised to hang alongside the vessel, where the fish could be kept until the crew was able to handle them.
An improved net was later patented by H.E. (?) Willard of Portland. Now that the catch was dressed and salted at sea, the barrels were packed tight with clean white fish, headed up and filled with strong salt pickle through a bunghole. When the vessel reached port, the "sea barrels" were opened up, the mackerel sorted and culled into 'tinkers'. 'threes", "twos", "ones" and "extras", then packed for market, 200 pounds in the barrel.

Alice S. Gott-2503 and Hanson Roderick Joyce-680 had the following children:

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Minnie Florence Joyce was born on 5 December 1864. possible birth date 5 sep 1868. She died on 18 December 1867 at the age of 3 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. possible death date 13 dec 1868. She was buried in Grindle Hill cemetery, Swan's Island.

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William Freeman Joyce-2505.

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Edward Everett Joyce was born on 27 November 1869. He died on 11 February 1876 at the age of 6 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He was buried in Grindle Hill cemetery, Swan's Island.

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Roderick Manley Joyce was born on 20 October 1873 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died on 22 February 1891 at the age of 17 in East Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA. He was buried in Grindle Hill cemetery, Swan's Island.

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Sarah Alice Joyce-2508.

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Catherine Ellen Joyce-2509.

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Capt. Benjamin Irving Joyce-2510.

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Mary Emma Joyce-2511.

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Ada Mabel Joyce-2512.

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George Everett Joyce-2513.