Vineyard Haven, MA Schooner GRAMPUS Wreck, Sept 1891
WRECKED IN VINEYARD SOUND.
THE FIST COMMISSION SCHOONER GOES ASHORE---NOT LIVES LOST.
VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass., Sept. 6.---About 7 o'clock last evening, during the southeasterly storm, the United States fish commission schooner Grampus, bound to Woods Hull from Hyannis, ran ashore on L'Hommidien Shoal, Vineyard Sound. Immediately after the vessel struck United States Fish Commissioner Col. McDonald, his wife and daughter, Assistant Commissioner Capt. J. W. Collins and Drs. Bean and Patten left the schooner in a dory and succeeded in making a safe landing at Falmouth. The crew of the Grampus succeeded in floating the vessel at about 10:30 last night. Capt. Adams states that on account of thick weather he was unable to locate the buoys. He say that the vessel pounded heavily while ashore, but he thinks she is injured but little, if any. Steam launch Cygnet of the United States fish commission, towed the Grampus to Woods Holl today.
Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, MA 7 Sept 1891