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In One Ear: She’s baaack

Wreck of the Emily G. Reed reappears
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on February 8, 2018 9:44AM

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 ( 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 (

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.


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