Category Archives: Colombia

John Vonderlin: Here's what was on the 1896 shipwrecked Colombia

From John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June,    I found the cargo of the Colombia and who it was going to, an interesting source of info about business and consumption at the time of the wreck in 1896. Thought … Continue reading

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1896: John Vonderlin's grateful "Colombia Cove" didn't stick

Story by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, You might want to add this story from the July 19th, 1896  issue of the San Francisco Call to your Colombia shipwreck info collection. I’ve got a few others I’ll send … Continue reading

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Letter from a passenger aboard the ship Colombia in 1922

In 1898 the steamship Colombia met its fate near Pigeon Point. But soon a new Colombia took its place on the international waters, commuting between Central America and San Francisco. In the year 2000, I received a letter below from … Continue reading

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….Pigeon Point Lighthouse….

The wreck of the Hellespoint fed fuel to a growing movement seeking government funds for construction of a lighthouse along this notorious stretch of shoreline…but when they first chose to buy Ano Nuevo, and finding the asking price too high, … Continue reading

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