Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Schooner Ida C. Schoolcraft ~ 1 July 1902

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903:

At 1.30 a.m. this schooner stranded on Core Bank, 1 mile NE. of station and 300 yards offshore. The keeper employed a volunteer crew (inactive season) and pulled out to her. She was fast aground, and at the request of her master the surfmen returned to the station and sent telegrams to Beaufort for tugs to come to her aid. At 5.30 p.m. they again boarded her and took off her crew, with their baggage, landing them at the station, where they were succored until their departure for Norfolk on the 9th instant. The wrecked craft was surveyed and condemned on the 8th instant, and afterwards stripped of spars and rigging, the hull being abandoned.

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