Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Schooners sunk - 1852

Capt. Morrell of steam-tug Hercules reports a fore and aft schooner sunk in Coney Island channel.

--New-York Daily Tribune, March 1, 1852

And more bad news!

SCHR. AURORA, Babcock, of New-Jersey, loaded with coal, went ashore at Coney Island on Friday night, at 2 o'clock and sunk. The captain and crew, five in number, lashed their trunks and themselves in the rigging, and remained there until Saturday 3 o'clock P.M., when Capt. Alfred Monroe, of schr. Eliza discovered them, and went with his crew to the Government boat-house, where they procured the lifeboat, and brought them safe to shore.

--New-York Daily Tribune, Wednesday, March 3, 1852

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