Saturday, April 21, 2012

Schooner D.D. Haskell ~ 9 May 1905

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

Grounded off Salt Creek, 4 miles NE. of station, and was discovered by the patrol at 3 a.m. The lifesavers transported surfboat by wagon to abreast of the vessel and went off to her, but found that she could not be floated with the means at hand. The captain and three of the crew were landed and given food at the station. A wrecking tug came up and endeavored to get vessel off, but in pulling upon her she bilged. The lifesavers helped to strip her of her rigging. She became a total loss. (See letter of acknowledgment.)

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, May 14, 1905

MY DEAR SIR: Through you I wish to extend my thanks to brave Captain Willis and the crew of Core Bank Life-Saving Station for the prompt assistance rendered by them while my schooner, the D.D. Haskell, was stranded on the beach near that station. I with to thank Captain Willis personally for his good advice and his kind treatment of myself and crew. He will long be remembered by me. Yours, truly, ERNEST M. TORREY, Master Schooner Haskell

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