Beaufort, North Carolina, was hit by a hurricane in September 1903. The fishing steamer BEATRICE was seining for menhaden offshore when the storm struck. Several other vessels which survived the gale began patrolling the seas looking for survivors and BEATRICE, but they had no luck. Ten days after the storm, the bow of BEATRICE washed ashore at Caffey’s Inlet, approximately 100 miles from the vessel’s last known location. The crew was never found.