Saturday, September 19, 2015

Wreck of the George N Wilcox

Wreck of the George N Wilcox The bark George N Wilcox “left Middleborough on the 10th of last May for Honolulu, laden with 1000 tons of coal and about 1200 tons of general merchandise. In the latter portion of the cargo were tons of Christmas goods”. “The vessel was off the coast of Molokai and going along under close sails. Captain Wolters was on deck and ordered the sails reefed, as he did not care to reach port until the following morning.” “In going about, the current set him ashore, and the valuable ship and cargo were suddenly wrecked at five o'clock beneath the precipice of that coast.”

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