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Old 01-30-2014, 10:04 PM
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Default any thoughts on the damaged Plumas

Over the last week, I have been focusing on “rebuilding” , in detail, the original river course from 1850 where the Plumas now rests.

I have had some issue that the ship lies in a much older channel and it would have required a tremendous force of water to put her up and over a rather tall bank and deposit her in a lower area. Such a time of high water or a force of the river would seemingly put her further up in elevation than her location .

Current research to the location of the ship is that it was in an inlet of the river at the time of its loss ( maps from 1850 though 1930 used) .

The historical record shows she was “snagged” and was headed down stream at the time of her demise.

So the question is… could a Captain of a ship that was “snagged“, correctly and precisely turn almost 180 degrees and negotiate 500 or so yards up an inlet in an attempt to save itself ??

Also, if this model is correct, then it would mean that the Plumas was headed down stream at a more normal and moderate water flow.

Any thoughts?

Many Thanks for any insight.

Dave Freeman
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