Marshfield, OR Steamer BAWNMORE Wreck, Aug 1895
THE WRECKED BAWNMORE.
Metal in Cargo of Electric Car Made the Compass Vary.
Marshfield, Ore., Aug. 31. - The British steamer, Bawnmore, which ran ashore Wednesday morning, had changed her position very little during the last twenty-four hours. She lays broadside to the sea with her head to the south and a heavy list to starboard. Captain Woodsides' impression is that the metal in the electric cars which were loaded on the deck near the pilot house caused a variation in the compass which threw him off course. After reaching shore he sent a messenger to Bandon with a telegram for San Francisco to send assistance and when it arrives an effort will be made to get the vessel off. She has settled twelve of fourteen feet in the sand and at a high water the seas roll over her. It is considered very doubtful that the vessel can be saved, but the captain and crew will remain with her as long as there is a chance of doing so.
Sioux Valley News, Correctionville, IA 6 Sept 1895