|Marion Rogers *Both Marion Rogers and Marion Rodgers were found as conflicting spellings in documents*|
At the end of November 1938 the Schooner Marion Rogers sank just outside of Fort Point Lighthouse, Trinity with all souls onboard being lost to the sea. The vessel was locally owned and on the night she was lost seven men from the area were drowned in what has been referred to as “the Mouth of the Horn”, in reference to the entrance to Trinity Harbour. The schooner was on her way back to Trinity from St. John’s and mere feet away from arriving safely when she struck the rocks off Fort Point.
Though no photographs exist of this vessel we have gathered some of the artifacts that were taken up from the wreckage site including the anchor and the ship’s wheel. The documents will give you an overview of the incident that night from a couple of different perspectives: that of a relative and that of the Magisterial Enquiry. Like most of the shipwrecks with no survivors mere speculation has to be given as to why the Marion Rogers was lost that night. Was it due to the Lighthouse Keepers not having started the fog horn early enough, were they even on duty at that time, was it the weather or lack of a good judgment call on the Captain’s part, once again you have to decide.
No pictures exist of the Marion Rogers. It is
assumed that the vessel was similar to this one.