Lucky escapes from the ‘Graveyard of Ships’


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When a sailing ship found itself in trouble in the legendary “graveyard of ships,” often there was nothing left to do but count the bodies. But every now and then, a vessel would slip out of the icy grip of the bar to sail on. Here are a few such stories. (Columbia River Bar, Clatsop County; 1870s, 1880s, 1900s) (For text and pictures, see

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