Centerville Beach Memorial Cross: SHL 173


On Centerville Beach, 5 mi west of Ferndale on Centerville Road, Ferndale.


From Discover Historical California:

On January 6, 1860, the steamer "Northerner" struck a hidden rock off Cape Mendocino causing the loss of 38 lives. The wrecked steamer drifted to Centerville Beach where its remianing passengers and crew were saved. This cross was erected in honor of those who lost their lives at sea in this tragedy.

The cross was rebuilt because of the earthquake of 1992.

From the unofficial site plaque:

To the memory of the 38 pioneers who lost their lives in the wreck of the steamer "Northerner" on January 6, 1860. By Ferndale Parlor, NSGW, 1921.

Rebuilt because of the earthquake of 1992.

Rededicated February 11, 1995 by Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West. Fred Codoni, Grand President





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