Title How Did a 184-Foot Shipwreck Wind Up Grounded in the Carquinez Strait? Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet KQED Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 27/01/22 Description While plenty of vessels sailed to similar destinations, the Forester was unique in that it had one captain its whole career: Otto Daerweritz, a Czechoslovakian immigrant. He owned a third of the schooner and loved it dearly. We don't know much about the rest of his crew, but ship logs show that many of them were of Scandinavian descent. There also was almost always a Chinese or Japanese crew member on board, usually the cook.
"Cooking jobs at the time wasn't much desired by Caucasian crew members," explained Rudolph Ng, a professor of global history at the University of Portsmouth in England. "They were paid less and [it was] probably more physically demanding. So they were always left to either the Japanese or the Chinese."
Producer/Author Katrina Schwartz URL https://www.kqed.org/news/11902622/how-did-a-184-foot-shipwreck-wind-up-grounded-in-the-carquinez-strait Persons Rudolph Ng