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Classification Shipping
Object ID 1995-001-535
Object Name Print, Photographic
Collection Photo Archives
Caption Wreck of the S.S. Samoa
Description Wreck of the S.S. Samoa.
On January 28th, 1913, the Caspar Lumber Company owned S.S. SAMOA was en route from Caspar to San Francisco with lumber and railroad ties, when she ran aground in thick fog on Ten-Mile Beach, 600 yards south from the Point Reyes US Lifesaving Service station and 300 yards from the beach.
The whistle of the SAMOA alerted the lifesavers and they hurried down the beach with their lifesaving cart and breeches buoy. All were saved. SAMOA's keel broke and SAMOA started breaking up. SAMOA disappeared beneath the sands of Ten-Mile Beach.
Date 01/28/1913
Print size 24 cm. x 15 cm.
Credit line Emery Escola Collection
Search Terms Shipwrecks
Subjects Shipwrecks