Jun 5, 2011

Sinking of Clara Nevada had mysterious connection to Baltimore

(Baltimore Sun) The wreck of the Clara Nevada in Alaskan waters at the height of the Klondike gold rush in 1898 has a Baltimore connection and is the subject of a recently published book, "The Clara Nevada: Gold, Greed, Murder and Alaska's Inside Passage." "It's a fairly well-known story in southeast Alaska," said Steven C. Levi, an Anchorage freelance and technical writer. "They tell it on the ferries, and the first time I heard about the Clara Nevada, I didn't believe it and decided to look into it, and the more research I did, the stranger the story became," he said in a telephone interview last week. Continued

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