The SS Northerner sailed for the last time on January 5, 1860 when she struck Blunts reef, was breached and wrecked. Constructed of wood, she was a hard working side-wheeled ste ́am ship transporting not only passengers, but also cargo of gold and mail throughout the Pacific Northwest from San Francisco to the Columbia River. Her wreck was one of the first in a long history of vessels lost facing the treacherous waters off Humboldt County. This bar, named after the SS Northerner, hopes to capture the rugged and bold nature of the early ships to work these waters.
-ADAM DICK OWNER/HEAD CHOCOLATE MAKER