Sunday, November 8, 2009

101 Ways, Part 108: Perished With 41 Other Persons

For a brief intro to the "101 Ways to Say 'Died'" series, click here.

Now that I've gone beyond 101, I feel that I can include entries that didn't make the cut the first time around. This one was too close to #21: Perished in a Storm.

who perished with 41 other
persons in Columbia River
Oregon on the night of
Jan. 31, 1852.
by the wrecking of the
Steamer Gen. Warren.
AEt. 32 yrs. 9 mos.

The General Warren ran aground in the Graveyard of the Pacific — the treacherous coast between Tilamook Bay and Vancouver Island. The captain sent a boat for help, but by the time rescuers arrived, 42 people, including Jacob Johnson of Brunswick, Maine, were dead. Some of the bodies were recovered, but I have not found any evidence that Johnson's was among them.

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