Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Schooner Matilda D. Borda ~ 16 July 1906

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

This vessel, coal laden and bound from Port Johnson, NY, to Savannah, GA, stranded on the North Carolina coast during smoky weather, striking the beach ¾ mile from the Gull Shoal station and 1 mile from the Little Kinnakeet station at 2.30 a.m. The keeper at Gull Shoal notified Little Kinnakeet station of the wreck, then launched surfboat and proceeded to her assistance, arriving alongside at 6 a.m. As nothing could be done toward floating the schooner, the surfmen landed the crew with their effects. The shipwrecked sailors were taken to the station, where they remained for 8 days. The vessel proved a total loss.

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