The Tillamook County Pioneer reports that the wreck of the 215-foot windjammer Emily G. Reed, which ran aground in Rockaway Beach on Feb. 14, 1908, is visible again, just in time for the 110th anniversary of her demise (tinyurl.com/TCPemily). A photo of her re-emerging from the sand by Don Best is shown.
Malfunctioning chronometers and heavy weather caused the grounding. Four crew members set off in a lifeboat, and were presumed dead. The captain, his wife, and the remaining survivors waited until dawn, when it was low tide and they could wade ashore (tinyurl.com/reed-wales).
The initial count of 12 casualties turned out to be inaccurate; three of the men in the lifeboat survived, and were found starved and thirsty, drifting 200 miles north of the Emily G. Reed, which was a total loss.