Friday, February 10, 2012

Bark Oriente ~ 28 April 1907

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907:

Stranded 2 miles SE. of Poyners Hill station, and discovered at 3.15 a.m. The life savers from both stations went to the wreck with their beach gear and fired 4 shots from the Lyle gun, the last one landing on her deck, but there was no sign of life on board. It was afterwards learned that her crew had abandoned her and were picked up by a fishing schooner and landed in Norfolk. A wrecking tug arrived and took charge at 3 p.m.

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