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Museum features collected artifacts


August 15, 2019

This wooden pulley block was found one mile north of the survivor's camp at China Cove on Coronation Island.

The wrecking of the Star of Bengal on the southern shore of Coronation Island is considered one of the Northwest Coast's worst maritime disasters. She departed Fort Wrangell in September of 1908 with 50,000 cases of salted salmon, a crew of 36 and 110 cannery workers on board. One of the survivors wrote this of that harrowing morning,

"A wave threw me onto a large rock and the next one washed me off again. This was going on for I don't know how long I know I swallowed quite an amount...

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