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The Way We Were


November 16, 2017

November 29, 1917: Several local mariners have called our attention to an error in our report of the Mariposa wreck. The Sentinel stated that the wreck occurred at a place that is out of the usual course of traffic. This is not true. Any large vessel leaving Wrangell northbound would pass very close to where the wreck occurred. It is only the smaller boats, such as the Humboldt, Jefferson, and City of Seattle that go through Wrangell Narrows. All vessels leaving Wrangell must go around Cape Decision and cannot avoid the perilous passage which the Mariposa and other vessels have been wrecked...

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