Episode 6 of Time and Tide is live! Listen to ‘The Wreck of the W.F. Marshall’. In this episode we travel back to March of 1877 when the large sailing bark, W.F. Marshall, bound for New Brunswick, Canada from Hampton Roads, Virginia, got caught in gale force winds and fog off the southern coast of Nantucket and ran aground near shore.
The newly constructed Surfside Life Saving Station crew spotted the ship in distress and responded immediately, saving all souls aboard including a large, black Newfoundland dog.
This story is a favorite of families that visit that Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, and with the museum's opening date uncertain at this time, we thought it would be fitting to share with our listening audience here on the podcast.
www.TimeandTideNantucket.com to hear Episode 6.
Above illustration by Dennis Lyall from the book "Marshall The Sea Dog" by Whitney Stewart. You can learn the whole story about how Marshall became a Nantucket legend HERE