Photo of schooner `Oceana` in full sail

Black & white photograph of the two-masted schooner `Oceana` in full sail ca. 1915 before the yacht`s refit in 1923. The Oceana ran aground and broke up at Crossapol in 1949.


Object Details

Other Number: N140

The `Oceana`

En route to Sweden in 1949, it became caught up in a violent storm and, thinking that the airport lights were another ship, the crew sailed towards them. The yacht became grounded on Crossapol beach and broke up. The Latvian and Lithuanian crew had escaped to Sweden from Russia during WWII, and had planned to emmigrate to north America on the Oceana after picking up more comrades in Sweden.
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs N100-199
Current Location: normal location

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *