Ozette, WA PRINCE ARTHUR Wrecked On Breakers, Jan 1903

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18 DROWNED OFF PACIFIC COAST.

NORWEGIAN BARK CAUGHT IN THE BREAKERS -- ONLY TWO SAVED.

Seattle, Wa., Jan. 6. -- A special from Port Townsend, says news of the wreck of the Norwegian bark Prince Arthur, and the death by drowning of eighteen of the crew has been received. The Prince Arthur was bound from Valparaiso for British Columbia to load lumber.

On the night of Jan. 2 the vessel ran into breakers and was soon hard and fast on the rocky shore. The scene of the disaster is about two miles south of Ozette on the Washington coast, fifteen miles from Cape Flattery.

Of the twenty members of the Prince Arthur's crew only two were saved and they were nearly exhausted when they were washed ashore. The bodies of the eighteen drowned seamen are being buried by ranchers and Indians living near the scene of the disaster.

Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba Canada 1903-01-07

Survivors of the Wreck:
CHRISTOPHER SCHJODT HANSEN, second mate.
KNUD LARSEN, sail maker/carpenter
Casualties of the Wreck:
EGIL ANDERSEN, able seaman.
ANDERS ANDERSEN, bosun's mate.
PHILLIP D. BALZA, ordinary seaman.
EMIL BERNSTEN, ordinary seaman.
CARL CHRISTOFFERSEN, apprentice seaman.
HERMAN DAHL, first mate.
FRANTZ FALKEDAHL, ordinary seaman.
LARS LARSEN FJACRE, ordinary seaman.
FERDINAND FREDERICKSEN, ordinary seaman.
HALDOR HANSEN, ordinary seaman.
ANDERS JOHNSEN, ordinary seaman.
KRISTIAN KRISTOFFERSEN, apprentice seaman.
OSCAR LOVSKOVEN, steward.
HANS MARKUSSEN, captain.
GUSTAV MORTENSEN, ordinary seaman.
GOTFRED OLSEN, ordinary seaman.
GUTBRAND OLSEN, apprentice seaman.
HANS OLSEN, ordinary seaman.