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WON A YEAR'S BA'
BY E. O. SAWYER.
Port Canby, Wash., Jan. 2. For
the first time in the" known history of
this wild stretch of reefs, sand hars
and rocks, where the mighty Colum-.
bia river meets the sea, a year has
passed without loss of life. The life
guards are celebrating.
Out on Sand- Spit a lone mast
marks the. spot where a year ago
the steamer Rosecrans went under
while a 66-mile-an-hoiir gale shriek
ed a requiem for the 33, who went
Columbia bar and the sqore of
miles of coast on either side are more
feared by mariners than any other
place on the Pacific.
TLE WITH DEATH
Four lighthouses, a light ship, four
lifesaving crews and a great wire
less station safeguard those whose.
Upper picture shows all. that Is left
of the steamer Rosecrans a lone
spar with the straggling remnant of
the wireless. It is the monument to
the 33 people who perished .in the icy
waters "on Columbia" a year ago
when the vessel was wrecked. The
middle picture shows Capt. Rimer
and his crew of lifesavers",launching'"
the surf boat "on Columbia" bar;n
below is a portrait of Rimer, who has'"1
won a year's fight with death on the;
"graveyard of the Pacific." '