Captain Courageous

Captain Courageous (HM1QA9)

Location: Klamath, CA 95548 Del Norte County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 31.604', W 124° 2.171'

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1963 - 1983

The heroic voyage of this crossbreed steer; floating downriver from Klamath Glen and up the coast into Crescent City Harbor, was an inspiration to the flood victims of Klamath. He embodied their courage, stamina, and indomitable spirit. A living memorial to the disastrous flood of 1964, he passed peacefully on to greener pastures in 1983.

Erected May 10, 1997 by
E. Clampus Vitus Eureka Chapter 101
in Memory of Andy McBeth
the "Captain's" final caretaker
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HM NumberHM1QA9
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus Eureka Chapter 101
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 1st, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 413552 N 4597750
Decimal Degrees41.52673333, -124.03618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 31.604', W 124° 2.171'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 31' 36.24" N, 124° 2' 10.26" W
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Area Code(s)707
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 265 Klamath Blvd, Klamath CA 95548, US
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  1. We are the owners of the steer who went down the Klamath River in December 1964. We lived at the Klamath Glenn and got completely washed out, saving only our three little ones and two dogs. We were one of the last ones to leave the area that fateful night. Our steer and his donkey friend, were in the pasture at the highest possible ground and we broke the fences down, so they might leave, but to no avail! Just after Christmas, we heard the fishermen had rescued a steer who had washed in amongst a lot of drift and they had him still alive in a fishing shack nearby. I went down there and for the first time since he was rescued, he stood up and came to me when I said his name. He had lost about 250 pounds. I checked him all over, know exactly his body since he had been a bottle baby when we first bought him. A lot of his story is just that. Ultimately, after many issues with trying to keep him, the town of Klamath got him and he was cared for until his death at the age of 22 1/2. We since have had a lot of animals, but he was one of our first and he certainly left a mark on so many lives! His given name was Bahamas.

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