The three-masted Meader was built at Wiscasset, ME in 1885. On June 30 surfman Erskin Odin at the Hatteras Inlet Station reported a vessels mast about 10 miles ESE of the station. A crew was mustered and went to the scene. Keeper Gaskill reported:
... proved to be a vessels mast ... with just the topmast from the masthead up, out of water. No signs of life on it. It is supposed to be the mast from the schooner Nat-Meader ... drifted ashore and sunk in about 12 fath. of water.