The schooner John W. Hall, which wrecked March 12, 1912 at Ocean City, lies stranded in the surf. The cargo of lumber is to the left in the photograph. Her crew of seven men were rescued and housed at the Ocean City Life-Saving Station. Of the 34 lives saved on the Eastern Shore that year, twenty-seven were rescued by the surfmen at the Ocean City station. Young children, such as those pictured here, used the vessel as a temporary playground.