Thursday, March 15, 2012

Schooner J.B. Holden ~ 11 October 1903

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904:

Stranded at 2 p.m. 1-1/4 miles N. of station; fresh N. wind and high surf. The lifesaving crew reached the scene with the beach apparatus at 2.15, and at the third shot with the Lyle gun laid a line between her fore and main masts, and soon had the breeches buoy in operation. Meanwhile the crew of Caffeys Inlet station arrived and assisted in the rescue work. The shipwrecked crew of 7 men were landed in safety, and were given dry clothing from the supplies of the Women’s National Relief Association, and succored at the station for three days. The schooner proved a total wreck and was abandoned by the owners.

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