Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
With apologies to my fellow Homo-Sepians, I am preparing for a big trip and will be gone for several weeks, so my participation in Sepia Saturday will be minimal at best. I just hope I remember to link my post!
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt depicts a ship launching sideways. My photo likewise depicts a ship in a precarious position: run aground.
The photo was in the collection of photos belonging to my grandmother’s brother Ray Rucker from when he was in the Navy.
On the back of the photo he wrote: U.S.S. Swallow Ship wrecked and dashed high and dry on the rocks near Ketchikan Alaska Sept 12 – 1920.
News of the Swallow’s troubles reached newspapers across the country. Here is just one:
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