Saturday, March 17, 2012

Schooner Helen H. Benedict ~ 6 February 1914

New York Times
February 7, 1914

Crew of the Helen H. Benedict Rescued by Life Savers.

NAGS HEAD, N.C., Feb. 6—The schooner Helen M. Benedict of New Haven, Conn., from Pert Amboy to Fernandina, with a crew of nine men, was driven ashore near here today in a gale. Life savers took off her crew in a breeches buoy.

The schooner Helen H. Benedict belonged to the Benedict-Manson fleet. She was thirty-three years old and was worth about $8,000. Her Captain was Windsor W. Torrey of Deer Isle, Me.


  1. Um, the
    Helen H
    sunk in
    lake Michigan!.?

    1. The Helen H. Benedict described in this post was driven ashore and wrecked off Nags Head, NC. The event was well-documented by the Life Saver station and newspapers. Whether there was another ship of the same name wrecked in Lake Michigan, I cannot say. This blog only searches for shipwrecks off the coast of North Carolina.