Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Hospital, church; Beach swept clean. The great storm - Sept. 12, 1900. A wave striking Frank's tent on the beach tipped it over, sending stove and everything across floor. Being partly prepared, they carried (between the highest waves) tent and all, up on to the tundra. After the storm, Buckingham and Pomeroy putting up temporary tent for Pomeroy to live in. Others were going by first boat. Remains of Frank's plant at extreme left; Remains of Frank's plant. All but Buckingham in picture. Trying to get the suction pipe. Engine and pump in foreground. 1600 - boiler gone out into Bering Sea; The Sequoia, Puget Sound, Came ashore in September storm - upright, with all sails set. Cannot be floated, with profit.
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