The gypsum freighter Novadoc, sailing from Deep Brook, Annapolis County, for Staten Island, New York, was lost at sea. The last message heard from the ship was a distress call at 2:17 a.m. on March 3, that reported they were foundering in heavy seas about twenty-five miles off Portland, Maine, with their hatches and bulkhead badly damaged. After a prolonged search, no trace of the ship or her twenty-four crew was ever found (including thirteen Nova Scotians). In July of 2005, a monument was erected on the Digby waterfront to honour he crew who perished on the Novadoc.