Malcomb's Ledge, ME Schooner NEPTUNE'S BRIDE Wreck, Sep 1860
ANOTHER THIRTEEN LIVES LOST !
WRECK OF THE SCHOONER NEPTUNE'S BRIDE.
Rockland, Maine, Sept. 24, 1860.
The schooner Neptune's Bride, Capt. JACOB OLSEN, of Gloucester, returning from a successful cruise to the eastward, was caught in the storm of Thursday last, at about ten p.m., while jogging along under foresail, and ran on Malcomb's Ledge, between Seal Island and the Wooden Ball.
The captain and eleven hands were lost in the surf in attempting to land in a boat immediately after she struck.
Two men were left on board the vessel, which bilged in half an hour, filled and worked off into deep water. The men then took the masts, and one was washed off and drowned early in the morning. The survivor, JOSEPH MARSH, of Gloucester, was taken at 5 p.m. Friday.
It was reported here today that one of the twelve men capsized in the surf regained the boat, and was picked up and taken to Isle de Hault.
Lost Crew Members:
JACOB OLSEN, master.
J. ENOS SILVA.
J. ANTOINE SILVA.
Young man whose name could not be learned.
The schooner was owned by Charles Parkhurst. It was valued at $5,000; insured for $3,500.
HENRY JOHNSON, was the man who regained the boat, and was rescued.
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