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Brother Jonathan Cemetery

South Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531
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A 5 to 10 minute stop along Pebble Beach Road

Not much here but if you have been to the Del Norte County Museum and know the history of the... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Sylvia A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
A bit of history you never knew

Short walk, some very old grave markers that were moved here. A bit of history you never would have... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Lee L
Apache Junction, Arizona
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“buried here” (2 reviews)
“memorial” (7 reviews)
“shipwreck” (5 reviews)
South Pebble Beach Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Not much here but if you have been to the Del Norte County Museum and know the history of the shipwreck it is an interesting stop as you drive up the coast.

Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Short walk, some very old grave markers that were moved here. A bit of history you never would have known if you hadn't walked here.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very artistic place. This is an old, old place with some old, old graves of Crescent City people and children buried here. I am always interested in who these people were and what happened to them. There is a great group who volunteers to keep...More

1  Thank CalBredTB
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This cemetery (if it really is one, since I have heard the bodies were moved) is really lacking in interpretive information. In fact it is confusing. Since we know the accident happened in 1865, why are there so many gravestones showing deaths after that date....More

1  Thank ramblerkev
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is a very well presented memorial , The tombstones really touch your heart because of the ages of people and children that were lost. The board with the history behind the people who were lost, and the men who helped save people, was very...More

Thank Loreen P
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The story of the sinking of the Brother Jonathon off the coast of Crescent City is a sad tale but the cemetery site and small park are located across the street from one of the best coastal views at the northern end of town at...More

Thank Gudwill
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We went to this memorial on memorial day. It was very moving, touching, and peaceful to remember those who have lost their lives in the shipping industry. It's a beautiful spot to be laid to rest.

Thank Sippi L
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I walked around the Crescent City area for six hours and meandering through the cemetery was very interesting.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This is the memorial for the lives lost in the Brother Jonathan shipwreck. It is in the west ending a nice park and just across the street from a very nice ocean overlook. Just a perfect place for a walk and a little history.

1  Thank RickCrescentCity_CA
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We were told that no bodies remain in this seaside location, but it is interesting to read about the wreck of the Brother Jonathan, a Pacific Mail steamer. Informative headstones are arranged around the memorial. There are benches to sit on while you enjoy the...More

1  Thank USAwalkers
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