Boiler vessel Wateree

Ships  Wateree, Arica Attractions Guide.  Arica - CHILE
Ships  Wateree, Arica Attractions Guide.  Arica - CHILE

Boiler vessel Wateree. Arica - CHILE

A violent earthquake in August 1868 caused a tsunami and the Wateree, a vessel of the United States Navy docked at the port of Arica left the sea. The ship ran aground at the foot of the hills, the 15-meter wave swept the city of Arica, dragging a boat and other inland. When passing day was busy field hospital and then hold to be destroyed by another earthquake with tsunami on May 9, 1877.

Today, there are only remnants of the rusty old ship's boilers. if you want to read it, I leave them here in pdf format 2 articles regarding the event. a witness in a land agent in Arica the British Steamship Co., G. H. Nugent and another officer Billings.

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