Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Schooner Whitney Long ~ 20 December 1879

Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Services for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1880:

The schooner Whitney Long, of Saint George, ME, bound from NY to Port Royal, laden with guano, sunk on Hatteras Shoals at 1 p.m. in 5 fathoms of water, the crew of 7 men escaping in their boat. At 2:30 p.m. the crew of Station No. 22 (6th District), North Carolina reached the shipwrecked men with the surfboat and took them and their boat ashore. They were succored at the station three days and nights. The vessel and cargo were totally lost.

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