LBI It’s Shipwreck Sunday, so grab your coffee and check out the story of the Flo…


It’s Shipwreck ⚓️ Sunday, so grab your coffee ☕️ and check 👀 out the story of the Flottbek!
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On November 23, 1901, the Flottbek, was bound for New York City with 24 people on board and china, clay and arsenic on board (yes, you read that right 😳) when it became stranded off Monmouth Beach during a gale storm! Thanks to the efforts of the Monmouth Beach USLSS, all 24 people aboard were saved. The Captain of the Flottbek, Leo Zingler was quoted in the Annual Report of the USLSS saying “I desire to testify to the kind of treatment we received from the life-savers, both at the time of the disaster and subsequently during our stay at the station. In fact, the kindness of all the crew is beyond description and a credit to the nation they are serving.” The Flottbek was later refloated.
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Stop by to learn 🤓 more! We’re open Friday – Sunday ☔️ or☀️ from 10-4.
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