I have a postcard of the Teutonic run aground at Sandy Hook (which I believe is on the New Jersey coast) but I cannot find any information whatsoever as to the incident. Do you think the card has been mis-labelled?
16 June 1909: Leaving New York, Teutonic (Capt. James) goes aground on the
edge of the Ambrose Channel at about 11 a.m. and remains there until about
1:30 p.m., when the rising tide frees her to continue her voyage. (Sources:
The New York Times, 17 June 1909; Ellis Island ship manifest.)
The edge of the Ambrose Channel is about at Sandy Hook (which is, in fact, in New Jersey).
TEUTONIC ON SHOALS AND OFF
Liner Goes Aground, but Frees Herself Unhurt When Tide Rises
The White Star liner Teutonic, which went ashore shortly before noon
yesterday near the eastward entrance of the Ambrose Channel, was released
yesterday by the aid of her own propellers at the beginning of the flood
tide. She grounded near Buoy No. 3 when the tide was on the ebb and within
half an hour she was surrounded by eight tugs, which offered assistance.
Captain James sent a wireless message to the local office announcing that he
was aground, but gave assurances that he would he able to get clear without
assistance on the rising tide. Shortly after 1 p. m. she backed out into
mid-channel, and after a brief examination of her hull she was found to be
seaworthy and proceeded on her way to Southampton.
************************* The New York Times, 17 June 1909
Teutonic Grounded in the Channel
The White Star Line steamship Teutonic, which sailed yesterday morning
with more than 150 cabin passengers, went ashore on the edge of the
Ambrose Channel while making for the open sea about 11 o'clock. She
remained there until about 1:30 P. M., when she floated free on the
rising tide and continued her journey to Southampton.