Transport: Schooner Hesperus

It was the schooner Hesperus, That sailed the wintry sea; . . . Thus, nearly 100 years ago, did Longfellow begin his famed ballad of the wreck of the Hesperus on the reef of Norman's Woe. Last week, another schooner Hesperus, hailing from Gloucester, a few miles north of Norman's Woe, was sailing the sea off Cape Cod when

Down came the storm, and smote amain The vessel in its strength; She shuddered and paused, like a frighted steed, Then leaped her cable's length

over a sandbar near North Truro which stove...

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