The following articles are taken from the Aberdeen Journal (Scotland). I have no known connection to the families but I have replicated the articles here in case they are of interest to anyone else.
The articles relate to the loss of a small salmon cobble off Burghead, parish of Duffus, on the Moray Firth (near Elgin) on Wednesday, February 14, 1894.
From the Aberdeen Journal, dated Wednesday, February 21 1894:
DISASTERS AT SEA
FIVE MEN DROWNED AT BURGHEAD
Yesterday afternoon at Burghead, while a heavy sea was running, one of the salmon cobbles went to put out anchors on the north side of the town when the cobble capsized, and the whole of those on board - five in number - were drowned. Their names are John Bartlett, George Park, Duncan McLeod, George Thompson, all Burghead men who have large families, and Alexander Kemp, of Findhorn, who also leaves a large family.
The body of McLeod was recovered, and the others were seen amongst the breakers.
From the Aberdeen Journal, dated Wednesday, March 28, 1894:
RETURN OF DEATHS OF LOCAL SEAMAN
The following deaths of seamen belonging to Aberdeen and the north of Scotland were reported to the Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen during the month of February - John Bartlett (48), manager, salmon fishing, Fyvie, drowned on 14th February, near Burghead Harbour; James Beaton (48), master, Stornoway, drowned with rest of crew on 21st December, at Broad Bay, Lewis; William Buchan (37), skipper, Peterhead, lost by foundering of boat near Buchanness Lighthouse on 29th January; Thomas Buchan (33), Peterhead, drowned under the same circumstances; Alexander Buchan (25), Robert Buchan (44), and John _______ (23), all belonging to Peterhead, drowned at same time and place; William Cameron (31), first mate, 21A Parkvale, Aberdeen, ship Ossian, missing; W.A. Craigen (23), second mate, Fairfield House, Aberdeen, suuposed drowned, vessel Amazonas not heard of since passing Dungeness on 17th December last; Wm. Law (27), Aberdeen; Allan McIver(42), Angus McIver (23), Angus McIver (21), John McIver (23), Murdo McIver (26), fishermen, Stornoway, boat lost with all hands on 21st December; Duncan McLeod (42), fisherman, drowned near Burghead Harbour; Murdo McLeod (62), shipmaster, Stornoway, drowned at Lochinvor Harbour; James Riddle (34), fireman, Aberdeen, died at Buenos Ayres; and George Swapp (26), second engineer, 18 Summerfield Terrace, Aberdeen, ship missing."
John Bartlett was the son of James Bartlett, Shoemaker (deceased by 1876) & Elspet (Elizabeth) Bartlett ms Walker (also dec. in 1876). According to the IGI James Bartlett and Elizabeth Walker were married 17 December 1831, Fyvie, Aberdeenshire.
John Bartlett was married to Jane Jeffrey on 1 December 1876, at Burghead, Duffus, Elgin. Jane was the daughter of John Jeffrey, Cooper (dec. in 1876) & Jane Jeffrey ms Dick (also dec. in 1876). John Jaffrey and Jean Dick were married 19 October 1845, Duffus, Morayshire.