Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On This Date...

...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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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:49 PM

    Philip, thank you so much for sharing this bit of original source material on the wreck of the Lambert Tree and the note of appreciation to the gentlemen of the Life-Saving Service in general and your ancestor Capt. Howard in particular.