"The Blue Book says we've got to go out and it doesn't say a damn thing about having to come back." --Captain Patrick Etheridge, USLSS
Monday, April 16, 2012
Schooner Ida Lawrence ~ 5 December 1902
Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903:
Stranded after losing rudder. Crew abandoned ship and launched a boat but were swept out to sea. Landed on beach the next day near Cape Hatteras with assistance from Cape Hatteras and Creeds Hill Life-Saving Stations.