Annual Report of the United States Life-Saving Service
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1905
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On 1904 Jan 17, the 840 ton schooner Joseph W. Brooks of Philadelphia PA is reported 12 miles southeast of Cape Lookout in the Annual Report of US LSS (pages 136, 286).
"At 9:45 a.m. the lookout, with a telescope, discovered through the mist and smoke the masts of this vessel, ashore on Lookout Shoals. The life-savers launched the lifeboat, and proceeding to her, found her surrounded by heavy breakers, with a bad list to port, full of water, and the seas washing her from stern to stem. Watching a favorable chance, a line from the jib boom of the schooner was taken by the surfmen, and when the heaviest breakers passed, the lifeboat was hauled up under the boom and the whipwrecked crew of 7 men were rescued. They were then taken to the station, arriving at 7 p. m., an dwere furnished with dry clothing from the supply donated by the Women's National Relief Association, and were succored until the next day. The vessel proved a total loss."
Page 287 has the schooner traveling from Savannah to Baltimore, carrying lumber.
There are no wrecks listed on Core Banks during Jan-Jun 1904. But page 176 says that on 1904 Feb 8, at Core Bank, "Nine men who were on their way to attend a sale of lumber from the wreck of the schooner Joseph W. Brooks, were succored at the station, on account of stormy weather, until the 12th instant."