Monday, November 14, 2011

Maude B. Krum

Maude B. Krum, April 20, 1915.

The schooner Maude B. Krum was lost (vanished?) east of St. Andrews, Florida, with a company of seven. (Berlitz, Without a Trace, p. 23.)

According to Singer, the Maude B. Krum was the former Grace Bailey and left St. Andrews for Buenos Aires on that day. (Singer, p. 227.)

A search of The New York Times doesn't reveal any earth-shattering storms at that time, but as the Maude B. Krum was en route to South America, she may well have been hit by a storm in the South Atlantic the Times would not cover. I'll have to look at some other sources when I get around to it. Stay tuned.

Then again, some common accident my have gotten her. Finally, this is another of those cases, like the Bella, where only a small part of the lost ship's course was in the Bermuda Triangle. Who's to say the Maude B. Krum isn't a victim of the Buenos Aires Triangle?

3 comments:

Rebekah said...

My grandmother's father was George Leo Pennington. He was captain of the Maude B. Krum. I am doing some family tree research and would love to know if you have found anymore details about the disappearance. My dad always told us that his grandfather was lost in the Bermuda Triangle whenever there was a PBS (etc) show on the mysteries of that area.

Rebekah said...

My grandmother's father was George Leo Pennington. He was captain of the Maude B. Krum. I am doing some family tree research and would love to know if you have found anymore details about the disappearance. My dad always told us that his grandfather was lost in the Bermuda Triangle whenever there was a PBS (etc) show on the mysteries of that area.

Alex said...

Berlitz gives the info in a list, all of which I included in the post. The full quote by Singer is:

225. Maude B. Krum (formerly Grace Bailey) — Schooner, 687 tons, built in 1883 at Bath, 159.1' x 35.5' x 16.7'. Sailed from St. Andrews, April 20, 1915, bound for Buenos Aires, with a crew of seven. Never heard from again. Source: Congressional Information Service (CIS). United States Serial Set Index, Part 1-11, and Records of the National Archives. Washington, D.C.

Finally, there was a notice in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 26, 1915, page 40:

Believe Schooner Lost.
MOBILE, (Ala.), September 25. — The American schooner Maud B. Krum, 633 tons, which sailed from St. Andrews, Fla., April 30th for Buenos Ayres, has been given up as lost.

If I find anything else on this ship, I'll amend the post accordingly.