Skeleton of 1920 steamer Sajameco.CoastWatcher Griffith King reports that the hull of the 3542-ton, 324-foot steel steamer, Sajameco has materialized on Mile 129 with the winter removal of sand from the beach at the Horsfall Overlook. It was built in Newark, New Jersey by the Submarine Boat Corporation in 1920. Sailing from San Francisco to Coos Bay, the Sajameco encountered dense fog at Coos Bay. Trying to find the entrance to Coos Bay, it hit the beach at full speed about eight miles north of Coos Bay on March 1, 1929. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Redwing and two tugboats could not dislodge it from the beach, and the 29 crew members abandoned ship. During World War II, much of the ship was removed for iron scrap.
Photo ©2007 Diane and Dave Bilderback.
SOURCE: Dave Bilderback, Coos County Co-Coordinator, (541) 347-1335
Contact: 1920 Skeleton Found