Petersburg Pilot -

Yesterday's News

 


May 6, 1921

The power boat Pilot was on her last trip when while setting the gear outside of Cape Spencer, near the reefs a storm came up and the rudder shifted and sprung the upper bolts so that they could not be put back. The anchor line also broke and the men aboard labored as best they could with the clumsy emergency rudder and sails, white foam dashing over the boat and breakers on every side. After battling over 24 hours, with every man aboard exhausted, as tho’ by a miracle, they reached the harbor. After getting in shape again they made another cast and lost part of their gear....



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