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The Ships

Ballard:

The Ballard was wrecked in 1872 off of the Mendocino Coast.

Bandon:

Built by Kruse and banks at North Bend, Oregon in 1907. She displaced 642 tons. She was stranded and lost off Bandon, Oregon.

Barbara:

A two masted schooner, she was built at Little River by Henry Coombs. The Barbara was launched in 1877. She was commanded by Captain Beck and owned by L.G. Peterson and others. The Barbara displaced 113 tons, was 89 feet long and 29 feet in the beam. She was wrecked and lost off of the Mendocino Coast in 1901.

Barbara Fritchie:

A 55 ton two masted schooner, she was wrecked off the Mendocino Coast in 1880.

Beda:

Built in 1882.

Bee:

Built by John Lindeman at Aberdeen, Washington in 1904. She displaced 601 tons. She was laid up at Oakland Creek, California.

Bee (second of this name):

  Built by John Lindeman at Aberdeen, Washington in 1904. She displaced 662 tons. She was stranded in Hawaiian waters.

Berkeley:

Built by John Lindeman at Aberdeen, Washington in 1906. She displaced 571 tons. She was by fire off Point Conception November 14th, 1907.

Bettie Danielson:

The Bettie Danielson was an 85 ton two masted schooner commanded by Captain Anderson. She was blown on the rocks off of the Mendocino Coast in 1902.

B.F. Lee:

A two masted schooner displacing 98 tons she was wrecked in a collision off the Mendocno Coast in 1877.

Bill The Butcher:

Commanded by Captain Peterson she was a two masted schooner, 84.5 feet long, 26.5 feet across the beam and displaced 85 tons. In 1893 she parted her lines and was lost off of the Mendocino Coast.

Bobolink:

Built in 1868 in Oakland, California by L. S. Allen, she was owned and operated by Asa H. Simpson, with her home port being San Francisco. The Bobolink, a two masted schooner, measured 104 ft x 29 ft x 9 ft with a single deck and could carry 170 gross tons or approximately 200,000 board feet of lumber.  In 1881 or 1884, the ship was sold to J.B. Ford of the Mendocino Lumber Company.

The Bobolink wrecked at Kent's Point

The Bobolink wrecked at Kent's Point

The wreck of the Bobolink

The wreck of the Bobolink

The Bobolink, a two-masted schooner, leaving Mendocino Bay under full sail

The Bobolink, a two-masted schooner,
leaving Mendocino Bay under full sail

Whilst under the command of Captain Peterson, on March 24, 1896 in a calm sea she drifted onto the beach at Kent’s Point so close to shore that lines were put on board and the lumber taken off and hauled to Little River. Before the wind and sea came up to wreck her completely this picture was taken. By the next day the Bobolink was so battered by the sea she was a total loss. One sailor, Pete Nelson, a native of Sweden, lost his life in the wreck.

Bowdoin:

Built by E. Heuckendorff in Prosper, Oregon in 1898. She displaced 756 tons. She was sold to East Coast interests 1917.

The Schooner Brilliant

The Brilliant

Brilliant:

The Brilliant was owned by the Mendocino Lumber Company. The Brilliant was a small two masted sailing schooner. She was a frequent visitor to the doghole ports of the Mendocino Coast before she was stranded and wrecked in Mendocino Bay in the winter of 1872. She had the design of the most common of the early sailing schooners that were built with a jib boom extended from the bowsprit to carry triangular sails from stays on the foremast to the jib boom for extra speed

Brookdale:

Built by Grays Harbor Shipbuilding Co. at Grays Harbor in 1918. She displaced 2,925 tons. She was broken up and made into a barge.

Brooklyn:

Built by John Lindemann at Aberdeen, Washington in 1901. She displaced 333 tons. She foundered and was lost on the Humboldt Bar on November 8th, 1930.

Brunswick:

Built by E.Hueckendorff at North Bend, Oregon in 1898. She displaced 512 tons.

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