Manauense
Another of the British vessels which participated briefly in the gold rush excitement on Puget Sound, the Manauense of the Northwestern Commercial Co., went ashore near Muroran, Japan on December 15 and was wrecked. She struck during a heavy snowstorm and despite every effort by Capt. Connauton and the crew to save her, she was split from stem to stern and became a total wreck. Gordon Newell, Maritime Events of 1903, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest., p. 95.
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Manauense (steamer)
On May 14, 1902, John Rosene of Seattle, who had incorporated the Northwestern Commercial Co. for the purpose of engaging in the steamship transportation and general merchandising business, dispatched the steamer Manauense from Seattle, fully loaded with supplies, to Vladivostok, where she picked up a mining engineer and a party of 125 Russian miners. At St. Lawrence Bay, Siberia, the party established a post of the newly-organized Northeastern Siberian Co., Ltd., chartered at St. Petersberg by the Czar, this being the first European settlement on that coast. The Northwestern Commercial Co. and the Russianenterprise were closely allied and on September 4 the Manauense made another voyage from Seattle to Siberia to supply the post, returning by way of Japan and Vladivostok December 1, the longest voyage to have been made by a steamship operating out of a Pacific Northwest port. The Manauense, owned by Rosene, Capt. Caine and others, presented the interesting case of a British vessel flying the Danish flag unde
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