Sunday, October 25, 2015


Churchill “Among the many tales of shipwreck on the Pacific few are more thrilling than that of the rescue of the captain and crew of the schooner Churchill on French Frigate shoals”. Launched on March 4, 1900, the 178-foot, 600-ton 4-masted schooner Churchill was built by the Simpson Lumber Co for their own account. the night of October 25, 1917, “The Churchill was 27 days out from Nukualofa, Tongata, when she drifted upon a reef of the French Frigate shoals.” (All were saved)

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