Friday, February 10, 2012

Bark Ogir ~ 10 October 1894


Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1895:

Anchored off Cape Fear Bar during night of 9th; shortly after midnight the storm drove her on the outer bar, where it was found necessary to cut away her for-mast and mainmast to make her lie more easily. Was sighted at daybreak by life saving crew, who pulled out through the breakers with lifeboat and skillfully took off 9 of her crew from the spanker boom, the heavy spanker book, the heavy sea and the wreckage surrounding the vessel preventing a nearer approach; the other two men on board refused to leave. Landed the 9 men and succored them at station; next day brought off the other two. On 12th put part of the Ogir’s crew on board their vessel and saved the only boat that was unstove and the personal effects of the crew. On 15th transported shipwrecked crew to Southport in lifeboat. Vessel became a total loss.

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