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Barnegat Light, NJ Schooner AZUA Sinking, May 1930

Four-Masted Schooner Is Sunk in Collision

NEW YORK, May 15. (AP).---The schooner Azua, bound for Bermuda with a cargo of coal, was rammed and sunk early Thursday by the Savannah liner City of Atlanta forty-seven miles southwest of Barnegat Light, N. J., the Savannah Line was advised by radio.

J. E. McLean, master and owner of the Azua, and all seven members of his crew were taken aboard the City of Atlanta, which proceeded to Savannah with her bow damaged above the water line.

The Azua was a four-master. The City of Atlanta sailed from New Youk Wednesday with twenty-two passengers and a cargo of freight.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 16 May 1930

Comments

incorrect statement in article

"J. E. McLean, master and owner of the Azua, and all seven members of his crew were taken aboard the City of Atlanta,"

I am Judson McLeans great grandson. He was NOT recovered by the City of Atlanta, he was lost at sea that day.



article | by Dr. Radut