Recent Shipwreck Discoveries off San Francisco’s Golden Gate and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Author(s): Robert Schwemmer
During the recent field season in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and off the Golden Gate entrance near San Francisco Bay, several new shipwrecks were discovered. They included the passenger steamship S.S. City of Rio de Janeiro, referred to as the "Titanic of the Golden Gate" due to the high loss of life and the passenger steamship S.S. City of Chester also lost near the Golden Gate after a collision with the steamship RMS Oceanic. Off Point Reyes, the Norwegian tramp steamer Selja lost in a collision with the steamship S.S. Beaver was surveyed along with remains of a 100-year old mystery seagoing tugboat discovered off Southeast Farallon Island. The expedition is part of a two year mission to record wrecks in Greater Farallones sanctuary, one of the greatest underwater maritime museums in the nation with over 400 known ship and aircraft losses, including the Manila Galleon San Agustin lost in 1595.
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Recent Shipwreck Discoveries off San Francisco’s Golden Gate and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Robert Schwemmer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434823)
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