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Wreckage of the schooner "Cox and Green," Hull, Mass.

PC001.02.01.USMA.1430.0040.001 (RS18865)

Description

"On the morning of November 25th 1888, Joshua James (Boat-Keeper of Hull’s busy Humane Society lifeboat crews) spotted six schooners anchored in Nantasket Roads, a half mile southwest of Boston Light. The first to run aground in the mounting storm was the Cox and Green, which struck rocks in mid-afternoon, half a mile from the Humane Society’s boathouse at Stony Beach. The breeches buoy was used to rescue all eight sailors aboard." (www.lifesavingmuseum.org/exhibitsandcollections.html). The schooner, which was commanded by Captain Thompson and carrying coal to Chelsea, was a total loss. A man with a horse and cart appears to be cleaning up parts of the wreckage from the shore.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
1888
Physical Description
1 photograph
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000601
AccessID: 832
Other identifier: HNEDID-000601
GUSN
195487
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.1430.0040.001

Record details

Originator
Boston Post Card Co. (Photographic studio)
Other People
James, Joshua
Other Organizations
Humane Society of Massachusetts
Descriptive Terms
carts
events
schooners
shipwrecks
shores (landforms)
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Cox and Green (Schooner)
horses (animals)
lifesaving
rescues
wreckage
Places
Hull (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Toddy Rocks (Plymouth County, Massachusetts) [sand bar]
Location Note
Geo.: Large: Mass.: Hull: Unmounted

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