• Creator
  • NGHCSSHalco.mov; Unknown
  • Description
  • Clip title supplied by cataloger. On November 30, 1925, steam schooner Halco, Captain J.A. Nelson commanding, was blown off course by a sudden storm while trying to cross the sand bar at the mouth of Grays Harbor. Carried half a mile by strong winds, the boat grounded on the North Jetty at the Harbor’s entrance, damaging the rudder and leaving the boat and its crew stranded. The crew jettisoned its cargo in an attempt to lighten the ship and e... more
    Clip title supplied by cataloger. On November 30, 1925, steam schooner Halco, Captain J.A. Nelson commanding, was blown off course by a sudden storm while trying to cross the sand bar at the mouth of Grays Harbor. Carried half a mile by strong winds, the boat grounded on the North Jetty at the Harbor’s entrance, damaging the rudder and leaving the boat and its crew stranded. The crew jettisoned its cargo in an attempt to lighten the ship and escape, but were unsuccessful. After several hours, the boat was spotted, and the crew was evacuated by the Coast Guard via a buoy line of rope leading to the beach nearby. Having suffered severe damage in the storm, the Halco was abandoned. On December 14, the ship was auctioned for salvage to the Western Machinery Company, whose workers removed all heavy equipment it could. The 970-ton Halco was built in Fairhaven, CA, in 1917 and operated by the Hammond Lumber Company transporting lumber up and down the West Coast. At the time of... less
  • Format
  • video
    Video
    Digital streaming QuickTime video file made from DVD, by Special Collections, February 11, 2011, using Quick Time, version 7.6.5
    1 min., 21 sec
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