Boston, MA Schooner Andrew J York Sinking, Sept 1891

RUN DOWN IN A FOG.

SCHOONER SINKS IN TWO MINUTES, BUT MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN SAVED.

BOSTON, Sept. 6.---Steamer Indian, Captain Nickerson, from Philadelphia, which arrived today, brought Captain A. Littlejohn, his wife and two children and the crew of schooner Andrew J. York of Portland, bound from Clark's Island, Me., for New York, with cargo of paving stones. Captain Nickerson reports that the Indian ran into the York shortly after midnight last night during a dense fog, half way between Cross Rip and Handerchief lightship. Captain Littlejohn of the Andrew J. York reports having left Portland, Me., at 6 Saturday morning and had fair weather up to Nantucket shoals. At about 12:10 A. M. today, when getting ready to make an anchorage between Cross Rip and Handerchief lightship, was run into by the steamer Indian, which struck the schooner between the main and mizzen rigging, on the port side, cutting her half way through. The crew of the York immediately lowered their boat, and all hands boarded the steamer, saving nothing but what they stood in. The schooner filled and sank in two minutes from the time of the collision. The steamer is apparently undamaged.

Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, MA 7 Sept 1891