Heres the story. In July, 1975, i was helping deliver a racing sailboat back up the Baja coast from Cabo San Lucas. Off Cabo San Lazaro, we spotted a ship on the beach. We anchored in a small cove behind the cape and hiked overland to the beach, and the ship. The tide was out and you could literally walk up to th wreck without getting your feet wet.
The ship was named Jupiter. I vaguely remember the hailing port might have been Monrovia, but that might not be right.
anyway, we spent most of day poking around. The ship had been pretty well picked over, but there were still charts on the bridge and tools on a workbench in the engine room. I remember the boiler was a Babcock and Wilcox unit.
We all grabbed souveniers. At the time there seemed no harm in it - the ship wasnever going anywhere again. I got the steam gauge and a brass plaque off a rotted lifeboat. My buddy got an outside light and that brass ID plate off the boiler. I mounted both my "treasures" on nice wood and gave them as gifts to my father and brother. Dad passed away a few months ago (at 98) and i found the steam gauge in the attic.
it got me to wondering, as i have off and on, about the Jupiter. If it was a Liberty ship, it was probably renamed. Ive done quite a bit ofsearching online but cant seem to find anything on this ship. Wonder if you might have any insights or recommendations?