• Short Summary

    A freighter ship hits the rocks at Point Reyes off the Californian coast.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "California. Again the sea takes toll. Another fine ship piles up on Point Reyes - America's 'ships' graveyard."

    California, United States of America (USA).

    High angle view from cliff top of ship stranded on rocks. The shipwreck is a freighter called 'Monlieha' (sp?). Various shots of ship.

    MS of ship's crew posing for photographs.

    MS of Captain Hanks with a cat called Pete, the ship's mascot.

    More shots of the damaged ship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    877.01
    Media URN:
    12862
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:00:44:00
    Canister:
    31/94

Comments (2)

  1. MDWhite says

    The ship is the steamer Munleon. She went ashore in a heavy fog about one mile east of Point Reyes, California, on November 7, 1930, while bound from San Francisco for Astoria, Oregon with a cargo of bagged sugar, salt and general merchandise. She was abandoned and withing six weeks had pounded to pieces in the heavy surf.

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  2. MDWhite says

    Forgot to add...the Munleon\'s captain was named Hengst, not Hanks.

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