Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Schooner Emma J. Warrington ~ 4 October 1893

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894:

Became water logged in stormy weather, forcing master to beach her. Made haste to reach her with apparatus, but she came up so high that her crew of four men waded ashore. Brought off their personal effects and two young tame bears that were confined in the cabin. Next day, assisted by keepers of two adjacent stations (Kittyhawk and Caffeys Inlet) stripped craft of everything of value. Cared for shipwrecked seamen at station. On the 6th took two of their number, and on 9th remainder of crew, with all gear saved from wreck, to steamboat landing. (Lee letter of acknowledgement.)

TUCKAHOE, CAPE MAY COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, October 11, 1893

DEAR SIR: On October 4 I was wrecked near Paul Gamiels Hill Life Saving Station, North Carolina, and I desire to express to you my appreciation of the kindness tendered to myself and crew by Captain Austin and crew, and of their valuable services in saving our personal effects and all that was possible from the wreck, and assisting us to get to our homes, all of which will long be remembered with a grateful heart. Respectfully yours, R.C. YOUNG, Master Schooner Emma J. Warrington

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