Schooner Osprey Wreck
5 DIE WHEN SCHOONER SINKS
Boats Hits Coos Bay Bar Off Marshfield, Ore.,
and Is Sunk – Aviator Attempts Rescue.
Marshfield, Ore., Nov.4. – The gasoline
schooner Osprey was wrecked Friday on the
Coos bay bar, and all aboard were lost. The dead
number five, and are as follows:
CAPTAIN GUS JOHNSON,
CHESTER JOHNSON, Marshfield,
JOE PEITSCH, Marshfield, deck hand.
CAPT. H. JACOBSON, formerly of the
schooner Berwick of San Francisco, a passenger.
ED HARDY, an Indian of Wedderburn,
In attempting to cross in, the little
schooner struck the jetty and was washed over
the submerged end. She then dashed up against
the rocks and piling of the wrecked jetty, being
on the north side, outside of the channel.
Christofferson, of Portland made two
flights to the wreck in his airship, the only
way it was possible to get to the spot where the
waves were dashing high over the rocks and
piling of the broken jetty. The airship made the
trip from Marshfield high above the water, and
on reaching the lower bay went out twice over
the bar and close down to where the Osprey had
gone to pieces, but all to no avail.
Gazette, Stevens Point, WI 6 Nov 1912
Jenni Lanham. Thank you,
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