Friday, December 12, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, September 7, 1898
New York, August 30th.-Captain Haskell of schooner Mary E. Palmer, writes to
explain that the "captains of the two Palmer schooners-Mary E and William B-at
Norfolk, 28th, from Guantanamo Bay, did not clear from the Custom House at Key
West, Florida, but were subject to the orders of the North Atlantic Squadron officers,
and was therefore no mistake made by the aforesaid captains, as has been published."
The captains were detained 24 hours by orders from Washington.
Bath, August 31st.-At G. G. Deering's yard the new big 4-masted schooner is
half framed out. The schooner William C. Tanner is receiving half time survey, and
the Ralph M. H. Hayward was given an overhauling.
Edgartown, Mass., August 30th.-Arrived schooner Kate Walker from New
York for this port, with coal, grounded on Chappaquiddick Point, this morning.
She will float with the slight damage, at high water tonight.
Boston, August 31st.-The brig N. P. Doane made an unsuccessful attempt last
night to raise the schooner S. A. Paine, which sank in Broad Sound, off Fawn Bar,
while inward bound on Tuesday morning from Deer Isle. She will be stripped and
Hyannis, August 30th.-Schooner Lucy Hammond reported ashore, was floated
yesterday afternoon, and remains here.
Vineyard Haven, September 1st.-The disabled schooner George W. Glover,
which was towed in here recently from Nauset by the British schooner Harry,
proceeded in tow this morning for New Bedford, where she will be repaired.
Schooner Florence Randall, Thompson, (captain) , from New York for
Ferdinanda,(Prague?) went ashore Wednesday forenoon on the south point of
Big May Island, south of Edisto Island, South Carolina. She is buried in the sand
to the turn of her bilges-chances of saving the vessel are poor. The Florence
Randall was built in Bath in 1882, and hailed from Port Jefferson, New York.
Boston, September 5th.-The owners of fishing schooner Etta M. Doughty,
which was dismasted by collision on La Have (Canada?) with British steamer
Columbia, will bring suit against the owners of the steamer to recover damages.
The four-masted schooner Mary Palmer, from Norfolk for Boston, coal laden,
went ashore on Georges Island during a dense fog on Monday. She lies at high
water, with the assistance of a tug.
New York, September 3rd.-Schooner E. H. Weaver, Captain Faulkingham, from
Philadelphia for Bridgeport, Ct., went ashore on Romer Shoals early this forenoon.
Several attempts have been made to float her, but without success. The E. H.
Weaver was built in Bath in 1882, and hails from New Haven, Connecticut.
Vineyard Haven, September 4th.-Schooner H. I. Whiton, from Kennebunk for
New York lost port anchor on Nantucket Shoal last night. Procured another
here from (schooner?) Susie D.