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This Day in MendoHistory: June 24, 1926- The Third Largest Ship to Ever Enter Mendocino Bay Docks

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In collaboration with Mendocino’s Kelley House Museum, MendoFever will be publishing their “This Day in Mendocino History” Facebook posts. The Kelley House Museum works hard to document and curate Mendocino County’s rich history and can be visited in the seaside town of Mendocino.

𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘰𝘯? 𝘋𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘯𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶! 𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘔𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮 𝘢𝘵 https://smile.amazon.com 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦!

The Marie Bakke at Mendocino, 1926. The Marie Bakke was in port in Mendocino from June 24 to June 28, 1926. (Emery Escola, Emery Escola Collection, Kelley House Photographs)

On this day in Mendocino history…

June 24, 1926 – The Norwegian steamer Marie Bakke, the third largest ship ever to enter Mendocino Bay, arrived to take on 40,000 railroad ties. She was a new boat, and this was her first cargo. After considerable maneuvering, she tied up at the mooring in the bay. She was piloted in by Capt. Bostrom.

The vessel had a capacity of 8000 tons, was 375 feet in length, and drew 30 feet of water when loaded. One and a half million feet of sawed ties were loaded at Mendocino, then she departed for Noyo to take on additional ties and Seattle to complete her cargo. Her ultimate destination was South America.

“The big vessel attracted a lot of attention when she came in and numerous people have gone aboard her to look her over.”

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘒𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘏𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱! 𝘝𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘧𝘦𝘸 𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩. https://www.kelleyhousemuseum.org/volunteers/
https://www.kelleyhousemuseum.org/norwegian-steamer…/

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