Time and Tide Nantucket

The Wreck of the Hazard

April 16, 2020 Host: Evan Schwanfelder Season 1 Episode 2
Time and Tide Nantucket
The Wreck of the Hazard
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Time and Tide Nantucket
The Wreck of the Hazard
Apr 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Host: Evan Schwanfelder

The wreck of the Hazard is one of the more mysterious shipwrecks in Nantucket history.  The ship set sail for Boston from the Delaware Breakwater on February 12th 1881 and made good time up the coast with favorable winds and tide.  However, on the eve of February 13th she encountered a gale and, the following morning, struck the shoals southeast of the island.  What unfolds next is a series of questionable decisions made by the captain with a remarkable twist at the end of the story.

Source:
Stackpole, Edouard: "Life Saving Nantucket," Stern-Majestic Press; 1972. 
p. 175-181

Music and Narration: Performed, Produced and Edited by Evan Schwanfelder.
Special Thanks to Katie Schwanfelder for all your help and for joining the discussion.
Song in the Main Story: Cover of "Off to Sea Once More" by Jerry Garcia 

Show Notes

The wreck of the Hazard is one of the more mysterious shipwrecks in Nantucket history.  The ship set sail for Boston from the Delaware Breakwater on February 12th 1881 and made good time up the coast with favorable winds and tide.  However, on the eve of February 13th she encountered a gale and, the following morning, struck the shoals southeast of the island.  What unfolds next is a series of questionable decisions made by the captain with a remarkable twist at the end of the story.

Source:
Stackpole, Edouard: "Life Saving Nantucket," Stern-Majestic Press; 1972. 
p. 175-181

Music and Narration: Performed, Produced and Edited by Evan Schwanfelder.
Special Thanks to Katie Schwanfelder for all your help and for joining the discussion.
Song in the Main Story: Cover of "Off to Sea Once More" by Jerry Garcia