This interesting photo from February 13 1937 is of the historic shipwreck of the Cottoneva: “Coastguardsmen rig a breeches buoy to the ill-fated coastwise steamer ‘Cottoneva’, driven aground by a 60-mile gale near Port Orford, OR. Twenty-six members of the crew and Captain Eberhard Stahlbaum were rescued” (San Francisco Bureau / Acme Photos)
Along with illustrating a unique view of the event, the foreground of this image depicting the crew members illustrates how photos were retouched before computer image-editing programs like Adobe Photoshop and GIMP.
More photos of the Cottoneva shipwreck in our archive are below:
You can read more about the history of the Cottoneva at Cape Blanco Heritage Society website.