Cinnamon Bear

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Cinnamon Bear (#23318 USN/260737) (1944-1966), a 50-foot U.S. Navy Liberty launch converted into a commercial and sport fishing vessel owned by Dan Roark. After bait-fishing most of the night and into the early morning of August 26, 1966, the crew decided to rest before returning to port. The galley stove, with an untended simmering coffee pot, apparently caught fire. The boat was quickly lost to flames near Twin Harbor on Santa Cruz Island. [MVUS 1968]



In the News~

April, 1967 [PUN]: “The [Cinnamon Bear] story is that there were only two men and that they had just finished painting engine room. The paint caught fire and drove them overboard. They were taken aboard another fishing boat from which they watched the Cinnamon Bear sink in 50 feet of water right next to the cliff. To get there look at a chart of Pelican Bay about the middle of the island on the north side. Just above Pelican Bay you’ll see Twin Harbors. About one hundred yards above Twin Harbors, right there next to the cliff is where she lies.”