Schooners in Harbor After 1898 Gale

Caption: "From South of Norris Wharf looking towards West Chop / All the vessels are aground / more or less damaged; Schr L.[?] M. Thurlow / Scene of the...*"

Handwritten Notes: "Gale of 1898 / V. H. Harbor"

*...daring rescue of crew / Captain dead, lashed to rigging / taken down the next day.

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Date: 1898
Location: Vineyard Haven - harbor -

Keywords: wrecks; storms; gales