In 1921, off the coast of North Carolina, the schooner Carroll A. Deering fell victim to the treacherous waters of Diamond Shoals. Lifesavers from four stations responded, but heavy seas and strong wind prevented their boarding the ship for four days. When they did, rescuers found the crew had vanished without a trace. Only three ship's cats were found. The vessel was built at Bath, Maine, in 1919, and was 255 feet long. Total value was $275,000.