Category Archives: Franklin Point

More Story of Pigeon Point: The Coya, The Forget-Me-Not…

[Note: I wrote this in 1977.] In 1867 tragedy struck again…this time the British bark, Coya, carrying a cargo of coal from Newcastle rammed a reef near Franklin Point. The Coya, whose 27 passengers included three women, turned over and … Continue reading

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…More Story of Pigeon Point…Sir John Franklin

[Note: I wrote this in 1977.] While searching for San Francisco in 1865, the American clipper, Sir John Franklin, lost her way in a dense fog and mountainous sea. When the weather cleared some 24 hours later, the captain viewed … Continue reading

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