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Jonesport, ME Schooner ANNIE GUS Wreck, Apr 1905


Captain and Crew of the Annie Gus Escape to Great Wass Island.

JONESPORT. Me., April 2.---The little coasting schooner Annie Gus, commanded by Capt. Charles Berry of Machiasport, which left Calais on Friday with a cargo of lumber for Providence, met a heavy northwesterly gale off Moose Peak Light to-day and in running into Mud Hole Channel for a harbor struck on Freeman's Rock and will probably prove a total loss.

It is reported that her captain and crew of three men, who were also from Machiasport, reached Great Wass Island in safety in their own boat after a hard row of two miles against the wind.

The New York Times, New York, NY 3 Apr 1905

article | by Dr. Radut