Roll Call of Honor

Anderson, Deputy Collector James M.

End of Watch: 12/16/1863

Agency: U.S. Customs Service

County: Clallam County

On Wednesday, December 16, 1863 Inspector William Goodell and Deputy Collector James Anderson of U.S. Customs drowned after being swept into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The men were working in the Port Angeles Customs House, located at the foot of a creek, when a severe flood swept the house off of its foundation.  A log jam upriver broke free during a storm, causing the flood waters to sweep through the valley and take the house out to sea.

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