California Historical Landmarks in Humboldt County

California Historical Landmark 173
Centerville Beach Cross
Centerville Road
Ferndale

California Landmark 173: Centerville Beach Cross Near Ferndale
View of the cross from Centerville Road.
We did not make it to the beach to read the plaque.
6 July 2007
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Centerville Beach Cross

On January 6, 1860 the steamer Northerner, northward bound from San Francisco, struck a hidden rock two miles off Cape Mendocino, and from there drifted to the Centerville Beach. Thirty-three passengers and 32 crew members were saved - the cross was erected by the Ferndale Parlor No. 93, N.D.G.W., in memory of the 17 passengers and 21 crew members who lost their lives in this disaster.

California Office of Historic Preservation

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