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Yesterday's News


November 23, 2017

November 23, 1917 Some time last Saturday night the steamer Mariposa ran on a reef at Strait Island. The first-news of the disaster was received here Sunday noon in a message to the local agency of the company calling for two gas boats and lighters. The Fanshaw, Capt. A.W. Nickerson, left at once, and the Laddie, Captain C.M. Leines, and Baltic, Capt. Victor Swanson, followed shortly after, with Charles Norberg’s scow in tow. The latter two boats returned here Tuesday afternoon with five of the Mariposa’s lifeboats in tow. They had left the scene of the disaster Monday morning at 10 o...

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