Category Archives: San Juan

Summer 1929: Tragedy near Pigeon Point, Conclusion

The rescue ships carried the injured, stunned and stricken survivors back to San Francisco where they were created at the emergency hospital. Rumor had it that attorneys for the San Juan and the S.C.T. Dodd scurried among the shocked survivors, … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

Photo: Explosion aboard the “San Juan” in 1929 took the lives of many. The “San Juan”was a “commuter” ship that offered passengers good value as it sailed between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Courtesy San Mateo County History Museum. Summer … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

MORE FROM FRAN “BROTHER BUZZ’ YOUNG Posted reply [from Robert to Fran Young]“I’ll look for a pic of vessel. Location corresponds with ‘San Juan’, iron passenger vessel lost 1929. I’d like to get your gps#’s at your slip in HMB … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

June, Here’s some of the correspondence to this point, I came across the wreck site on Thursday 8/2 while making my way to a spot we fishermen call “601″ it is aptly named because it is the only spot on … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

Photo: San Juan (1929) [June, An investigation is underway, seems as though I might have come across the wreck of the SanJuan on my way tuna fishing last Thursday 8/02/07, I’ll let you know more when I hear, NOAA may … Continue reading

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Did the Vessel "Brother Buzz" Stumble Across the San Juan?

June, An investigation is underway, seems as though I might have come across the wreck of the SanJuan on my way tuna fishing last Thursday 8/02/07, I’ll let you know more when I hear, NOAA may check the area out … Continue reading

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Summer 1929: Tragedy at Sea Near Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Part III

The rescue ships carried the injured, stunned and stricken survivors back to San Francisco where they were created at the emergency hospital. Rumor had it that attorneys for the San Juan and the S.C.T. Dodd scurried among the shocked survivors, … Continue reading

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Summer 1929: Tragedy at Sea Near Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Part II

As the San Juan continued south past Pigeon Point, the Standard Oil tanker S.C.T. Dodd was plowing northward up the coast toward San Francisco, nearing the end of her voyage from Baltimore. The vessels were 12-miles out, off the San … Continue reading

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Summer 1929: Tragedy at Sea Near Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Part I

(Above: Emma Granstedt, center; at right, Mrs. Olsen. Courtesy Patrick Moore, click here  (At right: Theodore Granstedt. Courtesy Patrick Moore, click here) Emma Granstedt felt a premonition of danger as she boarded the popular “commuter steamerâ€? San Juan at San … Continue reading

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