• 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.

  • Tags

  • 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.

  2. MDWhite says

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

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