Monday, April 9, 2012

Schooner Roger Moore ~ 30 October 1899

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900:

Stranded about 1 mile ESE. of station during an ENE. gale with rain. Station crew hastened to a point on the beach abreast the wreck with the beach apparatus, and were soon joined by the crew from Little Kinnakeet Station. The wreck was so near the beach that they were able to get a line on board without using the beach apparatus. The crew of the wreck (7 men) came down the line, and the lifesavers waded out into the surf to receive them and helped them to the shore. They were all landed safely and taken to station, where they were supplied with dry clothing from the stores of the Women’s National Relief Association and succored for 5 days. The schooner became a total wreck.

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