Sometimes the story was around for ages: “Shipwreck of the Schooner, D. H. Ingraham

Sometimes an artifact linked to the story comes around:

Treasury Life Saving Silver av

Fig 1: Treasury Life Saving Silver avers

Treasury Life Saving Silver rv

Fig 2: Treasury Life Saving Silver revers

 

The reverse reads: ” To Somers C. Godfrey for gallantry aiding to save five men from the burning schooner D.H. INGRAM – December 4th, 1886″

Life Savings medal recipient Somers C. Godfrey with his colleagues

Fig 3: Life Savings medal recipient Somers C. Godfrey with his colleagues. Photo published by “Sun by the Sea”

 

2 Comments
  1. Hello Andreas,

    Thank you for sharing this very interesting medal with us. I found an on-line article regarding the wreck of the D.H. Ingraham that has a photo of Somers Godfrey:

    http://sunbythesea.com/ww/the-wreck-of-the-d-h-ingraham/

    Best regards,

    Lorin

  2. Very Cool. Great research!!!

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