Tuesday, June 25, 2013

1881 Shipwreck Report

From the US Life Saving Service Shipwreck Report of Keeper James W. Howard:

"Feb. 21st 1881

Steam Ship Cragside, -- Home port -- London England. 4 years old, 2 masts, Master, W.L. Sinclair, traveling from Galveston, Texas to Liverpool, England -- Crew 23 -- cargo, cotton.... wrecked near Ocracoke LSS, 7 pm at night, moderate winds, thick fog, high water, sea moderate.... Arrived at wreck at 11:30 pm, returned to station 5 am.... 2 trips with surf boat... Breeches Buoy used -- 15 trips of breeches buoy to wreck.... 22 lives saved, English and Japanese. (1 life lost -- Ipswich,  England) attempted to leave in ship's Boat and was capsized...."

Zilphia Williams Howard & Keeper James W. Howard

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a photo gallery of past July 4th parade photos. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062113.htm.

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