Friday, January 6, 2012

Schooner Samuel B. Grice ~ 27 Jauary 1885

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1885:

While on day watch the morning of January 27, Surfman H.H. Balance sighted a schooner that appeared to be ashore near Ocracoke Village, about 13 miles away. The vessel proved to be the schooner Samuel B. Grice. Keeper Howard’s report follows: The schooner not having no signals hoisted Keeper (took) horse, rode to the Island finding her ashore as stated. Getting in with one of the citisons that was going aboard … He sead he did not (want assistance) he had got some men for to get her off. I gave him my advice so went ashore returning to the station. Nex morning, 6 a.m. … before they cold get her off the wind shifted in the NW blew very fresh. The sch sunk loosing cargo, vessel and sold her and all the next day. February 6th, 1885 Jas W. Howard, Keeper.

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