The Schooner Rachel, DeAngelo / Moss Point-built

Con­tributed by Else Mar­tin
Rachel’s awe­some remains — Gulf Shores beach. The large lum­ber schooner Rachel was built in 1919 at Moss Point by DeAn­ge­lo. The remains are vis­i­ble in the sand beach. How I wish we could get the per­mis­sion to save these remains for the Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um! Any­one else want to do that?  See the Rachel before depar­ture and loss at sea below …

Mississippi Maritime Museum's photo.
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The “Rachel” at Moss Point in 1919, before her fatal first trip to sea.

Mississippi Maritime Museum's photo.