Saturday, April 21, 2012

Schooner Daniel Chase ~ 4 November 1867

The 311-ton schooner Daniel Chase was enroute from Baltimore, MD to Washington when she wrecked on Ocracoke near Hatteras Inlet during a gale. Five lives were lost.

The Morning Star
Wilmington, NC
November 6, 1867

The schooner Daniel Chase, from Baltimore for this port, went ashore twenty miles south of Cape Hatteras during the recent gale and became a total wreck. All on board, except the Mate, perished. She was loaded with three hundred tons of casting and other material for the Railroad bridge now in course of construction here, besides a large quantity of valuable tools for the contractors.

The cargo was insured, but the heavy loss of time, and, consequently, of money, will result from this misfortune. It will require at least three months to replace the lost articles, and a delay of this duration at the completion of the bridge is to be very much regretted.

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