Saturday, April 7, 2012

Schooner S. Warren Hall ~ 5 April 1898

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1898:

Missed stays and stranded in the breakers on Ocracoke Bar during a strong SW. breeze and heavy surf. Station crew pulled out but were unable to reach her on account of the surf; anchored surf boat and awaited a favorable chance, and at 9.30 next morning succeeded in getting alongside after two abortive attempts. Crew were in the rigging, but all were taken off (there were 6 all told) and conveyed to the station, where they were cared for and fitted out with clothing from the stores of the Women’s National Relief Association. (See card of thanks under caption “Letters of acknowledgment.”)

CARD OF THANKS

We desire to give our heartfelt thanks to Captain Terrell and crew, of the Portsmouth Life-Saving Station, for saving our lives when wrecked on the schooner S. Warren Hall and for their kind and brotherly attention to all our wants. Braver and more gallant men never lived, and we shall remember them to our dying hour with love and regard. E.W. HILL, Captain ; MATTHEW NELMIDLATE, Mate ; ALFRED COLLINS ; HAYWARD K. HOWERTON ; CHAS. GORDNOR ; MANUEL PEREILA, Seamen

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