Long Island, NY Schooner CARRIE A LANE Runs Ashore, Sept 1911


Boston-Bound Schooner, Heavily Laden, Aground Off Long Island.

Shinnecock Life-Saving Station, Long Island, Sept. 3.---The breeches buoy manned by the Shinnecock life-savers rescued seven persons today when the four-masted schooner Carrie A. Lane ran ashore about a mile east of the life-saving station.

Two young women, the captain's daughters, were brought to land immediately after the lines were rigged. Five men were also landed. The captain, the cook and one seaman, the other three persons on the vessel, decided to stick by the ship during the night. The captain is ill with fever and it was feared that serious results might follow an attempt to remove him.

The schooner was bound from Pascagoula, Miss., for Boston, with a cargo of yellow pine ties. Just before dawn, in a moderately heavy sea, she drove head-on into the sand and brought up about 300 yards from shore. It may be difficult to float her.

With Capt. Stratton were his two daughters, both grown, who were making the trip from their home at Pascagoula. After the life-savers had rigged their lines and sent one man over in the breeches buoy to make sure that it was safe, the young women were taken ashore. They were cared for at the home of A. C. Tenney, captain of the life guards. None of those on board seemed any the worse for the experience.

The derelict destroyer Seneca and a wrecking tug steamed out this afternoon to the schooner's aid. The Carrie A. Lane was built at Sag Harbor, L. I.

The Boston Journal, Boston, MA 4 Sept 1911