It would seem that the Henry J. Bennett of Hopewell is not the one you are looking for. He was born about 1840, was married to Henrietta Stiles, and did not die until after 1901. He was a shipbuilder and farmer, working with his shipbuilding father, Nathan M.Bennett.
The following item might be of interest:
Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 42 Number 457
Date September 13 1877
County Saint John
Place Saint John
Newspaper Daily News
The language of the text is the original used in the newspaper entry and as transcribed by Daniel F. Johnson. Records acquired by the Provincial Archives are not translated from the language in which they originate.
Capt. Henry BENNETT, the mate and three seamen of the bark "Ida J." of Saint John, N.B. which was abandoned at sea arrived here yesterday from St. Pierre, Miq. in the steamer "George Shattuck". (see original)