Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Bark Vibilia ~ 25 May 1891


Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1891:

POPLAR BRANCH, NORTH CAROLINA, May 27, 1891

I wish to tender thanks in behalf of myself and daughter, officers, and crew of the bark Vibilia to Capt. J.T. Wescott and his life saving crew (of the Poyner’s Hill Station) for their prompt assistance in rescuing us, under trying circumstances. On the night of the 25th instant, from the above-named bark when she was stranded on Currituck Beach. I wish also to express our thanks to Mr. T.J. Poyner, of Poplar Beach, for his kind hospitality to those of us who were at his house. H. BEVERIDGE, late master of the Bark Vibilia

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