These two promising young men
were on board the sloop Caroline when she struck
on Collier's Ledge Feb 20, 1829
with other survivors committed themselves to their boat
and landed on Sampson's Island the ensuing day
where Master Ebenezer after suffering a few hours
perished with the cold Feb 21, 1829
aged 13 years 8 months & 14 days.
Capt James survived until they reached the schooner Gold Hunter
then lying near the island where he died a few minutes after
being worn out by exertion Feb 21, 1829
aged 19 years 8 months & 8 days.
Stop, stop young brother sailors
On this stone cast your eye
Although today in youth and health
Tomorrow you may die.