Maid Of Oregon (steamer)
The wooden propeller Maid of Oregon, 91 feet in length, built in 1888 for Capt. Brazil Grounds, who operated her in Oregon coast service, stranded and became a total loss on the southern Oregon coast in September. On October 20, during thick weather and heavy seas, the steamer Arago was wrecked near the outer end of the north jefty at the Coos Bay bar. A handsome propeller steamer, she had been built at San Francisco by Union Iron Works in 1885 for the Coos Bay coal trade, having dimensions of 207 x 30 x 16 and compound (22, 44 x 34) engine. Thirteen of the 32 persons aboard were drowned when the vessel struck, but the remainder were all saved through the gallant efforts of the local lifesaving crew. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1896, H.W. McCurdy, Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: Superior, 1966, p. 7.
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Maid Of Oregon (steamer)
Capt. Brazil Grounds, who lost his steam schooner Queen of the Bay in 1887, replaced her with the Maid of Oregon, length ninety-one feet three inches, beam twenty-five feet, and depth of hold five feet nine inches. He ran her on the Columbia River until 1892 and then took her to the Sound, where she has since been engaged. E. W. Wright, Large Increase in British Columbia's Inland and Ocean Steam Fleet, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd.,1961 [Wright originally wrote in 1895. Events in this chapter occurred in 1888.]., p.355.
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