September 14, 1892 – When the crew left the wreck of the British ship Golden Horn, Monday evening, the ship was pounding on the rocks, a heavy sea was gutting the cabin and three feet of water was in the hold. The men saved nothing; many are barefoot and coatless, and all are penniless.
Captain Dunn says his reckonings were that the ship was, at the time of the wreck, 10 miles away from the south end of Santa Rosa Island, but there was heavy fog and a high tide. Dunn has no idea of the value of the ship or the cargo.
The ship was insured. A party left in a sloop for the scene of the wreck and will endeavor to save the papers and valuables on the vessel, and report her condition.
This morning Captain Dunn telegraphed the British consul at San Pedro about the wreck.
The consul will arrive this evening. The crew Bay the reef of rocks causing the wreck, is absent from the ship’s charts. The Golden Horn‘s owners, James H. De Wolf & Co., Liverpool, were notified last evening. (Daily Alta California)
Santa Rosa Pulled Off the Rocks
September 12, 1907 – San Pedro – The Pacific Coast Steamship company’s steamer Santa Rosa, running weekly between San Francisco and San Diego and bound north from the latter port with 155 passengers on board, ran on the rocks in a dense fog at 6:35 o’clock this morning at a point four and a half miles north of San Pedro, near Point Vincente.
Two hours and a half later she was pulled off, sustaining but slight damage and proceeded on her course.
The lookout mistook the whistling buoy at Point Fermin for the one at Point Vincente and turned landward to make the regular stop at Redondo, but instead struck the rocks.” (Los Angeles Herald)