Thursday, March 15, 2012

Schooner Jennie Lockwood ~ 13 February 1906

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1906:

During a severe northerly gale, thick weather and high sea this vessel stranded at 5 a.m. 200 yards E. of the former station. The patrol discovered her and reported her to the keeper, who telephoned to the Oregon Inlet station to come down and lend a hand at the wreck. At 10 a.m. the Pea Island crew arrived abreast of the stranded craft and their beach apparatus and fired a shot from the Lyle gun, the line falling over the fore rigging. The crew from Oregon Inlet now arrived, and by means of the breeches buoy all hands—there were 7 in all—were safely landed and taken to the Pea Island station and succored for 6 days. The schooner was lost.

The Jenny Lockwood was a three-masted schooner built in Thomaston, ME in 1882 by S.S. Gerry & Co. William Pierce Stubbs painted two portraits of the Lockwood between 1882 and 1894 ... one in calm waters and the other in stormy seas:

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