June 29 - 1928: The Steamer Evangeline crashes into a freighter in the fog off Monomoy Island

Wreckers speed to salvage freighter
Steamer Evangeline docked in Nova Scotia. Wiki photo.

1928: N.Y. Liner crashes into Freighter Grecian

On this day in 1928, the Steamer Evangeline crashed into a freighter in the fog off Monomoy Island a few miles south of Chatham. 

The next day's New York Times front page screamed the news in the headline style of that bygone era:

NY LINER IN CAPE COD CRASH;
Evangeline, Bound for Yarmouth N.S.
Freighter Grecian Are in Collision.
LATTER TORN AND BEACHED
Passenger Boat Escapes With Little Damage - No Panic Aboard.
STOPS TO AID, THEN GOES ON
Wreckers Speed From Here to Salvage Freighter - Federal Inquiry to Be Held in Boston. Evangeline Stands By.

BOSTON, June 29.--The steamer Evangeline, bound from New York to Yarmouth, N. S., and the Merchants and Miners freighter Grecian came in collision in a fog early this morning off Monomoy Point, Cape Cod. The Evangeline, which had ninety passengers aboard, suffered practically no damage and continued on to her destination, but the Grecian which was bound from Boston to Norfolk and Baltimore, lies tonight in an exposed position off Monomoy Point, with ten feet of water in her engine room and after hold while wrecking steamers are hurrying to her aid...

Read the rest of the news report below.

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