Thursday, April 19, 2012

Schooner Laura Nelson ~ 30 March 1895

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895:

Overtaken by squall; attempted to tack, but missed stays and was driven ashore 2-1/2 miles from station, where she filled and sunk. Started for wreck with beach apparatus, but, wind moderating so as to permit use of surfboat, returned and got it, rescued crew of 12 men, with their personal effects, and succored them at station two days. Crew of Nags Head Station brought their team of horses and assisted to transport surfboat to and from wreck.

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