Saturday, April 14, 2012

Schooner Kate Spencer ~ 7 October 1904

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905:

Stranded at 10.45 p.m. ½ of a mile SE. of station during a strong NNE. Gale, with rough sea. The S. patrol discovered the casualty and after burning a Coston signal, he hastened to the station with the news. The life savers transported the beach apparatus to the place of the wreck, but found the vessel so close to the surf that they waded in and assisted the crew of 6 to the shore. The shipwrecked men were succored at the station for a day, and were provided with clothing from the stores of the Women’s National Relief Association. The schooner went to pieces soon after the crew was rescued, nothing being saved but her spars, rigging, and part of her sails, which were hauled ashore by the surfmen on the 8th instant.

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