The Graveyard of the Atlantic Welcomes One More Mariner as Sailboat Washes Ashore

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Richard Tomlinson’s sailboat washed ashore at Frisco, N.C. on the Outer Banks of Cape Hatteras with him nowhere to be found on May 1, 2017.

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Welcomes One More Mariner as Sailboat Washes Ashore

FRISCO, N.C. – The infamous ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic’ earned its name by churning all manner of ships in the rough seas off Cape Hatteras and sending many of those who passed do their demise.

Now another seafarer is missing and likely will never be found as Coast Guard reports units are searching for a man whose sailboat was discovered aground near Cape Hatteras, Monday.

Missing is Richard Tomlinson, 82, of Clearwater, Florida. Tomlinson was reportedly sailing from Clearwater to Maine.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch are currently searching for Tomlinson.

Anyone with any information related to the search, are asked to contact the Coast Guard Command Center personnel at (757) 398-6390.

On May 1, 1897, the schooner George M. Adams wrecked at Nags Head, just up the coast from Frisco, and all aboard were saved, according to a report from the United States Life-Saving Service.

Kitty Hawk lifesaving crew Captain Joseph Payne, Oliver ford, Jos. Best, Ben Toler, Tom Suerling, and Tom Heintz Photo 1900 by Wilbur and Orville Wright (2)

Kill Devil Hills Lifesaving Station, with four crew members wearing white hats and jackets standing in doorway, and a boat near outer wall at right; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina



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