Steamship from San Francisco to Oregon wrecked and thirty passengers and crew drown

The side-wheel steamship Northerner had sailed from San Francisco two days before bound for Portland in Oregon Territory.  It struck a rock off Cape Medicino, began to take on water, was beached near the northern side of Cape Fortunas, and smashed up in a gale that had developed. Seventeen passengers and twenty-one crew members were drowned.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 406-407.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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