The Eagle III in happier times.

The Eagle III in happier times.

On the evening of Jan. 19, the Eagle III was hit by a rogue wave just outside the Coos Bay bar that turned the 40-foot fishing vessel upside down and sideways. Our heart goes out to the four crew members on the vessel that fateful day.

Many efforts are underway to support the families of the crew members —

Eagle III Memorial Fund

Eagle III Disaster Relief

An account has also been set up at any branch of Rogue Credit Union to take donations.

Fishermen’s Wives of Coos Bay are hosting a raffle, auction, rummage and bake sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at 591 Miluk Drive, Coos Bay, off Cape Arago.