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

Collection Type

  • Photography

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Hull: Unmounted

GUSN

GUSN-195487

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

Descriptive Terms

shores (landforms)
shipwrecks
carts
schooners
events
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000601
AccessID 832
Other identifier HNEDID-000601

Physical Description

1 photograph

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.1430.0040.001

Date Notes

1888

Places

Hull (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Toddy Rocks (Plymouth County, Massachusetts) [sand bar]

Record Details

Originator

Boston Post Card Co. (Photographic studio)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Other People

James, Joshua

Other Organizations

Humane Society of Massachusetts

Subjects

Cox and Green (Schooner)
lifesaving
rescues
wreckage
horses (animals)

Description Level

Item

Location Note

Geo.: Large: Mass.: Hull: Unmounted