Friday, April 6, 2012

Bark Success ~ 15 January 1879


Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 1879:

The Norwegian bark Success, with 10 persons on board, was run ashore by her master to save her from foundering, directly opposite Station No. 15 (6th District), North Carolina. The stranding took place at 5:30 a.m., and the vessel was immediately discovered by the patrolman, who burned his red Coston light. The signal was seen by the crew of the vessel while they were making preparations to land in their own boats, but was not understood, the men not knowing that there were life saving stations on the coast, and the landing was soon after effected. The life saving crews of three stations, Nos. 14, 15, and 16, soon assembled at the wreck, and the boat of No. 15 was launched and put out to the wreck, returning with the personal effects of the master and the sailors, together with some provisions. The vessel broke in two and became a total wreck.


The Pennsylvania Gazette
March 13, 1750

NEW YORK, March 5.

By a sloop arrived here Yesterday from Virginia, we hear, the sloop Success, Oliver Shourts master, of this port, from North Carolina, is cast away near Cape-Hatteras, the sloop and cargo lost, but the men saved.

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