Evening Star

DescriptionOn 6 October 1866 she sank after sailing into a hurricane 180 miles east of Tybee Island, GA. Of about 300 aboard, 283 were lost. The ship carried lifeboats for 60 people and too few life vests for all aboard. One group of survivors were picked up by a passing vessel and taken to the port of Savannah, GA, while a second group drifted for days and came ashore on the north end of Amelia Island, FL.
Year1866
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost283
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime