The Emperor of Japan awarded Nathan Carver of the bark Abbie Carver this beautiful medal of the red ribbon and a citation for his rescue of thirteen shipwrecked Japanese fishermen in September of 1881. The Emperor expressed his “high appreciation of [Carver’s] humane action toward the unfortunate Japanese subjects who [Carver] rescued so opportunely and treated so kindly.”
Click Nathan Carver for another photograph of Captain Carver from PMM’s collection.
Come see this medal and certificate at PMM this summer in For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, Rescues
Opening reception ~ Friday, May 24, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.