National Affairs: Last Voyage

Her hull, rigging and spars sheathed in ice, the schooner Mary E. O'Hara, of Boston, turned tail to the fishing banks last week and headed for home. On a dark night, in near-zero weather, she thrashed into Boston Channel. A numbed lookout in the bow suddenly shouted. Frantically the helmsman tried to put her over, but she was sluggish with ice, heavy with 50,000 lb. of fish in her hold. Next moment the Mary E. O'Hara crashed into a barge anchored off Finn's Ledge.

Out of her shattered fo'c'sle. men scrambled up on deck. Some, trapped below, drowned amid frozen fish, cluttered...

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