Hugh G. (1908)

Sunk just three years after Graves Light went into operation, the British schooner Hugh G., laden with plaster, collided with a mud scow at midnight on November 21, 1908.

All five crewmen were rescued after ten minutes in the frigid waters by the tug Minot J. Wilcox, which had been towing the mud scow.

Historian Edward Rowe Snow, however, writes that the Hugh G. had six crewmen, and that all were drowned. (Snow, The Islands of Boston Harbor, p. 196)

A US Revenue Service cutter was sent to pull out the Hugh G.‘s masts to eliminate the wreck as a navigation hazard.

For more information, see, Hugh G page (Hull Lifesaving Museum)

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