Lifeboat Compass
   Lifeboat Compass 0.798787878788

Period/Dates when in use: Early 1900's

Description: Portable navigation instrument for locating magnetic north; for use on a lifeboat

Item History: Lifeboat compass savaged from SS Congress after the fire which gutted her off the coast of Oregon in 1916. The fire occurred three miles from shore and the compass was used in the lifeboat getting passengers ashore.

Monterey History & Art Association
Monterey Maritime & History Museum
5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey CA 93940

For More Information, Contact:
Tim Thomas, Curator Maritime Museum of , Monterey
831-372-2608 x 17

Submission authored by:
Jack Reichel
Reichel Technology
1735 North Point
San Francisco, CA 94123
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