Sunday, February 2, 2014

Schooner L Herbert Taft

Launched in 1901 from Thomaston Me. with the usual fanfare. Not much information on the ship after that. One newspaper report of a load of rails turned up.  I was not able to find her ultimate disposition but did find the following two newspaper articles that illustrate the dangers of the coastal shipping business.
 In the second article, she ran aground off New Jersey in December 1912 but there is no evidence that she sank at that time.

Evening World Dec 19 1912

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