Genzoli, Andrew
May 1982
Humboldt Historian;May/Jun1982, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p3
The article discusses the wreck of the U.S. steamship known as the "S.S. Bear" on June 14, 1916, off of the coast of California. According to the article, the ship went aground approximately one mile north of the mouth of the Bear River in California in Humboldt County. The article discusses the impact of the wreck on the community of Ferndale, California, the cost of the wreck, and the ship's use of radio to communicate during its difficulties. The article also discusses a controversy over the cause of the wreck and the role of the ship's captain, L. Nopander in the accident. The article examines the ordeal of passengers aboard the ship and rescue efforts.


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