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DISASTE at Point no Point

BY RICHARD WALKER

Claire Buor of Seattle was in her berth aboard the SS Admiral Sampson when she was awakened by the repeated sound of the ship’s whistle. It was about 0545 hours on August 26, 1914. Then the world turned upside down.

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The steamship Admiral Sampson departed Seattle at 0400 hours that morning en route to Juneau with 160 crew and passengers aboard. Visibility was poor because of dense fog and smoke from area forest fires. Captain Zimro S. Moore ordered extra lookouts and the ship’s speed to be reduced to 3 knots. Somewhere near Hansville, Washington,

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