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(Bark) - German bark, 3039 tons, stranded in heavy weather at dusk, February 9, 1903, one and one half miles southwest of Cape Disappointment Light. Complement of the vessel, including Captain Richard Auhagen, were rescued the following morning by the lifesaving crew. Several weeks later the vessel was refloated after earlier having been considered a total loss. The four-masted bark, valued at $90,000, hailed from Hamburg, and ivas one of the few large ships to escape the sands of Peacock Spit. The stranding was attributed to the vessel getting out of the marked channel. James Gibbs, Pacific Graveyard. Portland: Binfords and Mort, 1950, p. 153-190.
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