Sunday, April 22, 2012

Schooner C.G. Cranmer ~ 6 December 1901

The 211-ton schooner C.G. Cranmer was on passage from New York City to James River, VA when she ran into a gale off Briginteen Shoal, NJ. She split her mainsail, opened her bottom and blew off shore. Keeper Terrell's report follows and is transcribed as found:

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1901:

"On the morning of December 6, 1901, at sunrise H.J. Austin reported to keeper that a vessel anchored north of Ocracok Inlet under Ocracoke beach had a color to the for topmast head for a pilot. The pilot went out to her and boarded her. The vessel was leaking badley and the Capt wanted to get inside but the flood tide made so late and the wind ahead they concluded to water until morning. When the pilots came ashore the crew came with them, would not stay abord with Capt, so the Capt came too. Gave his vessel up to the pilots to get her inside. On the 7th Capt and pilots boarded vessel and said she had seven feet of water in  the hold. Striped vessel and brought materal a shore. Sunday Dec 8th Fishing Steamer Beatrices toued the vessel inside and up to Ocracoke wharf she now lies sunk. The material that was saved was soled at Portsmouth, N.C. Jan 15, 1902, and brought $129.00. I herd that the vessel was to be sold at Marshal sail Feb 28, 1902."

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