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Coquita (# ) ( -1905)

In the News~

September 13, 1904 [SBMP]: “W. L. Newton took a small party of friends to the islands on Sunday in his power launch Coquita.”

March 14, 1905 [SBMP]: “Sunday’s severe storm—launches and small craft demolished in bay… The Coquita, W. L. Newton’s gasoline launch, was located late during the afternoon about opposite the Beale place. Her engine was missing, but otherwise little damage resulted to the boat [from the storm]. It is thought she can be repaired. How the vessel drifted to that locality is difficult to understand, as it is pointed out that it would have to pass between the wharves while drifting down with the tide. It was hauled on board the lumber schooner lying in the channel and will be landed today.”

March 21, 1905 [SBMP]: “Henry Short is still dragging the ocean for the engine and wrecks of several launches that went down in the storm. He has encountered a great deal of kelp in his search, but has not been able to locate his Chispa, the Fortuna, or the engines of the Pride, and the Coquita.”

April 5, 1905 [SBMP]: “The engine of Newton's Coquita is supposed to be at the bottom of the ocean a short distance off from the pleasure wharf, and chains will also be tied to it, if the work is not too difficult...”