Sunday, September 11, 2011

Phantom Fishermen of The Andrew Johnson

In 1886 the fishing schooner Charles Haskell sailed out of Boston, Massachusetts for Novia Scotia.  The ship reached the treacherous George's Banks when a hurricane hit.

Artist rendition of a schooner caught in heavy seas

A fishing vessel, The Andrew Johnson was navigating through rough seas caused by a hurricane off New England when suddenly a ship appeared out of nowhere and was on top of them.  The Charles Haskell, the other fishing vessel trying to escape the storm, was at the wrong place at the wrong time and literally cut The Johnson in half, sailing right through it.  Ten sailors on board The Johnson quickly went down with the ship. 

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