Friday, April 16, 2004

The day is starting out bright and sunny, but still cool. However, the thermometer is slowly creeping up toward the 60 degree mark. Forecasters call for temperatures in the lower 60's by midday.

Early in the morning of April 15 (yesterday) in 1893 the 69 ton schooner "E.M. Burtom" was stranded at Hatteras Inlet in a "fresh breeze." Three days later, at 7 o'clock p.m., after much effort, the crew of the Ocracoke Life Saving Station (Hatteras Inlet) finally succeeded in freeing the vessel. The ship, the cargo, and all 6 crew members were saved.

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