Captain's desk from Polaris shipwreck
In 1914 the handsome four-masted schooner Polaris, bound north for Eureka, was caught in a violent storm and sent smashing into the rocks of Duxbury Reef off of Bolinas. This was the desk of the Polaris’ Captain Hansen. At the moment of impact on the rocks, the captain’s bottle of ink spilled on the desk and ran down the side, leaving a faint stain on the 2nd drawer down. While the ship was being dismantled, Captain Hansen stayed in Bolinas with the family of Captain Petar who ran the boat Owl. Captain Hansen gave his sturdy desk to Captain Petar who, years later, gave it to his grand daughter Marji Miller de Greeve who grew up in Bolinas. De Greeve played an important role in the development of Bolinas Museum and donated the desk to the museum.