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The First Japanese in the Pacific NW

Battered by high winds and surging waves, the Hojun Maru was driven far from its original course and ended up drifting aimlessly in an open sea with a rudder. Fourteen months later, it finally ran aground near Cape Flattery, at the northwest tip of what is now Washington State. Only three crew members survived the ill-fated voyage. Continue reading

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