1934: Sardine Fishing Boat aground at Pigeon Point

From the San Mateo Times & Gazette: September 21, 1934

Twelve members of the crew of the fishing boat OHIO NO. 5 reached shore safely after their craft went aground on the treacherous rocks off Pigeon Point on the San Mateo County coastside. Several of the crew were forced to swim the 200 yards to shore, according to reports from the Pigeon Point lighthouse. Later the vessel was washed to within a few yards of shore, where it was reported in danger of breaking up under the pounding of the waves. A small boat was put off from the OHIO after she struck. The coast guard cutter Smith dispatched from Oakland to stand by ready to assist the smaller vessel. The OHIO was an 80-ton sardine boat out of Monterey.

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About June Morrall

1947 - 2010
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