Friday, May 4, 2012

Schooner Charmer ~ 4 March 1899

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the fiscal year ending June 30 1899:

In attempting to make Ocracoke in a fog this vessel stranded on the bar. Crew from Portsmouth boarded her, but could do nothing further than to land the crew. Later on they took the master to Ocracoke to send a telephone message to Hatteras, to be forwarded thence to the owners of the vessel. When the owners arrived they turned the vessel over to Captain Bragg, a local pilot, but she soon went to pieces. (See letter of acknowledgment.)

OCRACOKE, NORTH CAROLINA, March 10, 1899

DEAR SIRS: The owner of the Charmer was here and put everything in charge of Captain Bragg, and as I am leaving Ocracoke today for Philadelphia, I take this opportunity of thanking you for the prompt assistance rendered to myself and crew in our distress. Yours, in dept, CHARLES L. OLSEN, Master of Schooner Charmer

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