Sunday, October 22, 2006

Flo K


NE WIND 10 KT...BECOMING N 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 1 FT...BUILDING TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
BUILDING TO NW 8 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

Not all shipwrecks of the Oregon coast are impressive 3 masted schooners...

Pictured is the 26-foot salmon trawler "Florence K." where it washed ashore August 1962 at Agate Beach, near Newport, Oregon. It had overturned in heavy seas and the two occupants made it to shore safely. The 52-foot Coast Guard vessel sent out to tow the trawler in became grounded and required the assistance of two other Coast Guard vessels.

Kind of brings to mind another famous shipwreck...

1 comments:

J said...

I have a collection of various shipwreck pics in my hall, she is one of them. Now I know her history!

Great little blog. Jeanette