Daily Event for March 16, 2012

The schooner Herbert D. Maxwell was built in 1905 at Bath, Maine, she was 185' long and registered at 772 tons, in 1912 her owner was Capt. William J. Quillan of Seaford, Delaware. On the morning of March 16, 1912 she was en route from Baltimore to Wilmington, North Carolina when she was rammed and sunk by the 2,541 ton steamer Gloucester of the Merchants and Miners Line who was inbound to Baltimore. The collision occurred off Thomas' Point in Chesapeake Bay and seems to have been caused by the schooner crossing the bows of the Gloucester. Four crewmen were killed, five, including the master capt. Quillan, were picked up by the Gloucester and landed at Baltimore.
© 2012 Michael W. Pocock

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