"The Blue Book says we've got to go out and it doesn't say a damn thing about having to come back." --Captain Patrick Etheridge, USLSS
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Steamship Fairbanks ~ 9 December 1870
The 482-ton steamship Fairbanks, enroute to New York City from Washington with a cargo of cotton and turpentine, was forced inside the inlet where, in spite of all efforts to save her, she burned for a loss of $35,000. The crew escaped with a few personal belongings.