On a stormy morning in early spring, 1893, just after the sun's rays had lifted a foggy curtain from the sea, the strongly-built Norwegian bark Mentor emerged from the fog and found herself in the shoals off the east end of Nantucket. There was a high sea running and before she could extricate herself she struck heavily, and remained fast. It was Sunday morning, April 23rd, 1893. White water was breaking all around the vessel and the captain decided to abandon ship before the fog closed in on them again.
Stackpole, Edouard: "Life Saving Nantucket," Stern-Majestic Press; 1972.
Music and Narration: Performed, Produced and Edited by Evan Schwanfelder.
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