Sunday, May 6, 2012

Schooner Belle O'Neill ~ 3 February 1909

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1909:

Discovered standing into danger, and keeper set warning signal. Vessel continued her course and stranded 2-1/2 miles S. of the station. Surfboat was manned and the lifesavers went on board. It was learned that the vessel was leaking and that the crew were partly exhausted. Lifesavers boated ashore the crew and their personal effects, and they were sheltered and fed until the next day. The vessel and cargo were lost in the high sea that made up.

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