...in 1841 the schooner Lambert Tree wrecked at Ocracoke. In 1885, after the US Life Saving Station was established on the island, the schooner A.F. Crockett "run on beach" and "sunk," according to the official report. The master of the vessel, R.H. Thorndike, wrote the following letter of thanks:
"Gentlemen: It is quite impossible for me to express in words thanks which are due to each one of you for your noble self-sacrificing efforts to rescue myself and crew of schooner A.F. Crockett, so lately stranded at Ocracoke, on the Hatteras coast, and for your kind protection subsequent thereto. The close attention to duty, the bravery and kindness of Captain Howard and his men, are deserving of great credit."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter provides more information about the majestic live oaks on Ocracoke Island. You can read it here.
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