Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Schooner Elizabeth A. Baizley ~ 28 September 1894

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895:

The following statement was published in the Southport Leader (North Carolina) relative to the rescue of the crew of the schooner Elizabeth A. Baizley, September 28, 1894:

SOUTHPORT, NORTH CAROLINA, September __, 1894

To Captain Watts and Crew of the Cape Fear Life-Saving Station: It is impossible for myself and crew to express the great gratitude we feel toward you and your men for the services and aid given us last Friday morning, when we were taken off our wrecked schooner and saved from drowning. Your promptness in rescuing us, and many acts of kindness afterwards, will always be remembered by myself and men with feelings too deep for expression by letter or word of mouth. Deep in our hearts we shall ever hold your acts in grateful, brotherly love. Sincerely yours, H.L. SMITH, Captain Elizabeth A. Baizley

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