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Author Name:    GIBBS, James A., Jr.

Title:   Pacific Graveyard : A narrative of the ships lost where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Binfords & Mort, Portland, Oregon, 1950, 1950

Seller ID:   26323

GIBBS, James A., Jr. Pacific Graveyard : A narrative of the ships lost where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Oregon Historical Society. Portland : Binfords & Mort, (1950). First Edition. Pp. (10),1-192, + 16 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. Map endpapers. 8vo, blue cloth.

"The ghosts of ships long dead on the Oregon coast have been brought to life in this stirring account of shipwreck and disaster off the mouth of the Columbia River, whose treacherous bar has been the bane of mariners for generations. [...]

Here are true stories of man's age-old struggle with the sea, recounting, from the dim past to the present, exciting tales of ships that perished on the Pacific shore, of watery deaths, and of thrilling rescues, andof the gallant work that has made the sea safer and aided in the conquest of the Columbia River bar." -from the dust jacket.

Chapters :

1. In the Beginning;

2. Victims of the Transpacific Drift [Japanese Junk of 1820];

3. Indian Troubles [the British bark William and Ann];

4. Sand [British Bark Isabella - Sloop of War Peacock- French Bark Morning Star - American Bark Mindora - American Bark Desdemona - American Bark Industry - American Steamer Great Republic - British Bark Peter Iredale];

5. Storm [Steamer General Warren - Steamer U.S. Grant - British Bark Lupatia - British Ship Strathblane - American Schooner Frank W. Howe - American Schooner C.A. Klose - American Schooner Admiral - British Bark Melanope - American Tanker Rosecrans - American Steam Schooner Caoba - American Motor Vessel Pescawha - American Freighter Laurel - American Freighter Iowa - American Steam Schooner Trinidad - Russian Freighter Vazlav Vorovsky - U. S. Army Transport Arrow - American Fish Boat Rose Ann];

6. Victory Over the Elements [Canadian Schooner Jenny Jones - French Brig Sidi - American Steamship Queen of the Pacific - Columbia River Lightship No.50 - British Ship Poltalloch - American Steam Schooner Washington - American Schooner North Bend - Norwegian Motorship Childar] ;

7. Fire, Explosion and Collision [American Sternwheeler Telephone - American Schooner Challenger - Collision of the Welsh Prince and lowan];

8. Mystery Ships [American Bark Vandalia - American Schooner Sunshine - Pilot Schooner J.C. Cousins - American Steamship Drexel Victory];

9. Aground In the Fog [American Bark Harvest Home - Pilot Schooner Governor Moody - British Bark Cairnsmore - British Ship Glenmorag - German Bark Potrimpos - American Schooner Solano - Canadian Freighter Canadian Exporter - American Steamship Admiral Benson];

10. Conquering the Bar [entrance to the Columbia River: American Bark Oriole - Willapa Bay Bar - American Freighter Mauna Ala];

11. Conclusion .

Appendices: A. Ships That Have % Ships That Have Stranded, Foundered, Burned, or That Have Otherwise Been Lost In Or Around the Pacific Graveyard (ships over fifteen tons);

B. Weather and Tide Conditions, Depths of Bar Entrances on the Pacific Coast at Low Water.

Name, else very good in edgeworn, corner-trimmed (but not price-clipped) dust jacket.. 45.00


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