Sunday, February 12, 2012

Schooner Myrtle Tunnell ~ 9 March 1906

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

Ran aground on Frying Pan Shoals, 12 miles from shore, during a fresh SW. wind and smoky weather. The keeper notified the commanding officer of the revenue cutter Seminole, also a tug, then launched surfboat and boarded the stranded craft at 6.30 a.m. Part of her cargo was jettisoned and the Seminole and the tug pulled on her but failed to float her. The crew then abandoned the wreck and were conveyed to Southport. Later her hull filled with water and she was lost.

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