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Real photo postcard of the wreck of the steamer Columbia in Astoria, Oregon, July 1907.

np (Astoria, Oregon) nd (1907) 3.5 x 5.5, postally unused, light wear, creasing and soiling, reverse has a pencil message, is toned and has tabs from being removed from an album. Postcard (image by Rex Foto, 21), shows the partially sunken steamer with an assortment of smaller boats and gawkers, surrounding it. The name "Columbia" is prominent. Pencil note not too informative except for this: "Your mother went on this excursion trip with George Westerman . . . " The note goes on to say that he married someone who later died in 1938. The Columbia was struck by the San Pedro in Shelter Cove around midnight on a foggy night; it stayed afloat for only 11 minutes. It all happened so fast that many people were still in their staterooms, especially in steerage, when the Columbia sank. The ship Elder arrived and rescued 67 passengers, but many more perished.


Book Id: 97-9259

Price: $45.00

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