Sunday, March 19, 2006

An Historical Note

On this date in 1892 the schooner "Lizzie James" (master G. Howard) carrying a load of coal from Philadelphia to New Bern, was stranded at Hatteras Inlet in a "fresh gale" and "flud [sic] tide." The captain & crew (6 men) and cargo were all saved.

Although it's breezy today, and cool, the sun is shining brightly and we do not expect any shipwrecks. I think I'll just take a stroll out on the beach and look for dolphins.

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