Friday, March 16, 2012

Schooner Ida Nicholson ~ 19 February 1869

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1869.

Chartered out of Baltimore to deliver 101,600 bricks for the construction of the 1870 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a tenth of the one million needed to build the nation’s tallest sentinel. Caught on a lee shore and stranded three miles from Hatteras Inlet during a severe winter gale. Its cargo was a total loss.

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