Brother Jonathan Cemetery

Brother Jonathan Cemetery

This old cemetery is a memorial to those who lost their lives on the S.S. Brother Jonathan, a wooden side-wheel steamer sunk on July 30, 1865 with 244 people on board, including crew, passengers and a traveling circus.

Brother Jonathan Cemetery is designated a California State Historical Landmark (#541) and is located at the corner of Ninth Street and South Pebble Beach Drive.

The cemetery doubles as a park and is a great place to fly kites, play baseball, and throw a frisbee.
About this Site

A great summary of the wreck of the S.S. Brother Jonathon and the aftermath is provided by the Daily Triplicate:

Hours Open: Sunrise to sunset

Seasons Open: Year round

For More Information, Contact:

Del Norte County Historical Society
[email protected]
577 H Street , Crescent City, CA 95531
(707) 464-3922


Brother Jonathan Cemetery