Centennial
John Rosene's Alaska activities, Sea Chest. X (March, 1977).
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Centennial
The venerable iron steamship Centennial, then owned by Charles Nelson & Co., was purchased by Capt. Caine, subject to her safe arrival on Puget Sound from Muroran, Japan. She departed that port for San Francisco with a cargo of sulphur. She never arrived, and it was assumed her cargo had burned and destroyed her. Seven years later, in 1913, she was again to be heard from, however, in weird and mysterious circumstances. xxxx, p. 124.
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Centennial (bng, P. 282)
The venerable iron steamship Centennial, then owned by Charles Nelson & Co., was purchased by Capt. Caine, subject to her safe arrival on Puget Sound from Muroran, Japan. She departed that port for San Francisco with a cargo of sulphur. She never arrived, and it was assumed her cargo had burned and destroyed her. Seven years later, in 1913, she was again to be heard from, however, in weird and mysterious circumstances. xxxx, p. 124.
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Centennial (steamer)
Two almost forgotten mysteries of the sea involving Pacific Norffiwest vessels were solved in 1913. The old iron steamer Centennial, originally the P. & O. side-wheeler Delta of 1859, brought to the Coast by Capt. Griffiths in gold rush days, had gone missing at sea in 1906 while on a voyage from Japan for San Francisco with a cargo of sulphur. It was thought probable that the cargo had ignited, destroying the ship with the loss of all hands. In due tune the insurance was paid and the old Centennial all but forgotten. A Russian expedition sailing through the lonely reaches of the Okhotsk Sea in 1913 sighted the ice-encased shape of a clipper-bowed steamship frozen in the offshore ice. Seeing no signs of life, the officers of the Russian vessel noted the sighting of this white phantom ship in the log and proceeded on their course. The British pilot of the Russian expedition, Capt. E. Hieber, later described the mysterious frozen ship, his description exactly fitting the Centennial, which was a most distinctive
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