Baltimore, MD Schooner EDNA AND EMMA Wreck, Oct 1889

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SEVEN PERISH AT SEA.

Wreck of Schooner Edna and Emma Officially Reported.

Baltimore, Oct. 5.---The first official information of the loss of the schooner Edna and Emma was received here today by Collector Stone. It came in the shape of a cablegram from the United States Consul at St. Pierre.

The message was addressed to Struven & Wacker, owners of the vessel and it stated that the schooner had been towed in St. Pierre,
Miquelon islands, near Newfoundland, bottom upward and was sold by the representatives of the French government.

The Edna and Emma left Wilmington, N. C., on April 14, 1899, for this city, with a cargo of lumber. She was valued at $6,000 and the cargo at $1,100. It is supposed that the vessel was caught in the big storm of last Spring and capsized. She floated out into the Gulf Stream and eventually fell into the track of some vessel off the Newfoundland coast.

The crew consisted of A. K. Richardson, Jr., master; Charles Woodrich, N. C.; Winfield [ineligible] Maryland, D. Morrill, cook, George L. Boynton, Tennessee, and Richard C. Gilbert, Maryland. None of these have ever been heard from.

The vessel was last heard from on April 15, 1899. On July 17 she was given up for lost by her owner.

New Haven Evening Register, New Haven, CT 5 Oct 1899