Sibyl Marston (ship)
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The Sibyl Marston was a wooden schooner cargo ship built by W.A. Boole & Sons of Oakland CA and belonging to the Sibyl Marston Co. The Sibyl Marston sank off of the coast of Lompoc, California on January 12, 1909.
On Jan. 12, 1909, the Sybil Marston, the largest steam schooner built on the west coast, struck the rocks near Surf Beach, California and ran aground in a storm. She was carrying 1.1 million feet of lumber. Two crew members were killed in the disaster.
Shortly after the Sybil Marston disaster, Lompoc residents salvaged lumber and used it to begin a town lumberyard. Several houses built in Lompoc used lumber from the shipwreck.
Surf Beach and its adjoining coastal area was a dangerous place for ship travel in the time before radar navigational systems made seafaring safer.
There are about 30 recorded shipwrecks along the Surf Beach coast.
Sibyl Marston is located at 34°39′13″N 120°37′03″W / 34.653474°N 120.61747°WCoordinates: 34°39′13″N 120°37′03″W / 34.653474°N 120.61747°W.
The shipwreck is located 1 mile south of the Surf Amtrak Station in Lompoc, California.
- 19th Century Shipbuilders on the Pacific Coast (retrieved February 15, 2010)
- ↑ Marine review, Volume 35, Page 44 (Penton Publishing Company). 1907. http://books.google.com/books?id=MZHlAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA44&lpg=PA44&dq=Sibyl+Marston&source=bl&ots=XeUReCH5AV&sig=--bIgAwfcd2A99aAx3EXHD28gLw&hl=en&ei=fqt5S-z6D5TwsgPUw7S8Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CC8Q6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=Sibyl%20Marston.
- ↑ Ruhge, Justin M. (2000). Maritime Tragedies on the Santa Barbara Channel. Quantum Imaging Associates. http://lccn.loc.gov/00091735.
- ↑ Nisperos, Neil (January 29 2010). "Merchant steamer ship visible at Surf Beach". The Lompoc Record. http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/local/article_d46d2a35-dbcb-5dfe-90a9-51a1891c7023.html.