On the morning of November
24th 1854 Abigail Becker awoke to find the ship, 'The
Conductor' healed over, a half a mile from her home.
Realizing there was no time
to summon help she instructed the children on starting
a fire and getting hot tea ready for the men. Though
she could not swim a stroke Abigail waded through the
cold November waters.
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Historical Society for more.