Sunday, May 6, 2012

Schooner Blanche Hopkins ~ 11 April 1905

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905:

At midnight the patrol returned to the station and reported that he had sighted a vessel perilously near the beach and warned her of the danger by burning a Coston signal. Before she could heed the warning she stranded, 2-34 miles N. by W. of the station. The disaster was at once reported to the Chicamacomico and Little Kinnakeet stations, and the three crews set out in the surfboats to the rescue. Upon arriving alongside they found the vessel full of water and the crew ready to abandon her. The entire crew, consisting of 11 men, together with their personal effects, were taken from the wreck and brought to the station, and succored for two days, when they proceeded to their homes. The vessel was lost.

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