Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Schooner Hattie S. Clark ~ 15 May 1890

THE HATTIE S. CLARK LOST.
ALL HANDS EXCEPT THE COOK SUPPOSED
TO HAVE BEEN DROWNED.

BOSTON, May 18. Capt. Lewis of the steamer City of Macon, from Savannah, repoirts that on Friday, the 16th, at 11:20 A.M., in lattitude 33° 38', longitude 77° 21', he sighted a man adrift in a waterlogged dory, with the sea breaking over him. Capt. Lewis stopped his steamer and sent a boat, which rescued the man and brought him on board in an exhausted condition.
     He said his name was Charles Polaski, cook of the schooner Hattie S. Clark of Gloucester, Mass. that the Clark had capsized Thursday, the 15th, at 6 A.M., in a squall off Frying Pan Shoals, and that he believed all hands on board except himself were lost, including Capt. Sargent Lane. The agents of the steamer will forward Polaski to his home in New-York. The City of Macon furnished him clothes, and among the crew and passengers raised $40.
     The Hattie S. Clark was bound for Key West for pineapples. She carried no passengers. There were six men in her crew. The supposed owner is George Steele of Glouster.

The New York Times
May 19, 1890

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