The two-masted schooner Eveline Treat was sailing along the south shore of Nantucket, heading to Gloucester, MA, with a cargo of coal during the early morning—around 1am—on Saturday, October 21, 1865, she struck Miacomet Rip. There were five souls aboard the ship: sixty-two year old Captain Job Philbrook, two of his sons, and two other men. Under the cloak of darkness they had no option but to weather the waves with hope that the Eveline Treat would survive the night and that they would be spotted after day break and rescued.
Soverino, Michelle, "It Will Be a Long Time Before the Day’s Deeds Will Be Forgotten" Egan Maritime Institute (2019) https://eganmaritime.org/news/eveline-treat
Inquirer & Mirror, "Marine Disaster.” October 28, 1865.
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