Monday, April 23, 2012

Schooner John I. Snow ~ 14 January 1907

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1907:

Foggy weather, could not see light, went ashore 3 miles S. of station at 3 a.m. She was sighted at sunrise and the lifesavers went to her in surfboat. Furled her sails, got up anchor, took crew in to the station and the keeper telegraphed for the revenue cutters Seminole and Boutwell. Before they arrived the schooner had filled and sunk. Later the underwriters discharged the cargo and stripped her. (See letter of acknowledgment.)

PORTSMOUTH, NORTH CAROLINA, January 15, 1907

DEAR SIR: We, the undersigned, wish to express our appreciation of the assistance that keeper McWilliams and crew of the Portsmouth station have rendered us. On January 14, 1907, at 8.10 a.m., the above-named crew boarded the schooner John I. Snow, of Rockland, Maine, on her way to Miami, Florida, which had gone ashore on Portsmouth Beach. All of us were taken off and carried to the life-saving station. We must say that we never met a more gentlemanly crew in our life. We also found the crew ready to give assistance in any way they could. We appreciated the good work done for us; also the genial manner in which they did it. We wish to congratulate you in having such a good man as keeper McWilliams. Yours, very respectfully, H.S. TUTTLE, Captain ; G.H. BROWN, Mate ; C.F. STREAM, Cook ; VICTOR NEWMAN ; J.B. DERDLEY ; EDWARD KLEMENSEN, of Schooner John I. Snow

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