Captain Hardwick

Skye Research

A shipmaster who worked the Redwood Coast along the north California and Oregon of the United States of America.

From 1899-1904, he commanded the Alliance a wooden steam schooner

08 Nov 1902 in an article in the Morning Oregonian of Portland, Oregon it stated that: STEAMER’S MAST KNOCKED OFF Collision the Result of Orders Misunderstood Boat Badly Damaged in the Crash, hit Bridge Not Injured. An engineer on the Alliance misunderstood a signal and as a result the steamer collided with the steel bridge yesterday afternoon. The bridge was not damaged, but the Alliance was, and before she goes to sea again she will need a new foremast and a lot of repairs to her rigging and pilot-house. The steamer had discharged freight at the Gray Steamship Company’s wharf at the foot of Couch street, and- dropped down to Ainsworth wharf, just below the bridge. It was while making a…

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