Sv Nikolai Memorial

A monument on Upper Hoh Road near Forks marks a 1808 Russian shipwreck that brought the first European woman to the North Olympic Peninsula. The wreck of the Sv Nikolai influenced the course of the region’s development and helped persuade Russia to pull back from plans to colonize the Oregon Territory. Although the ship wrecked near/on Rialto Beach, the memorial is inland, near the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center—the location where a few survivors built a refuge. Eventually the 13 survivors of the crew turned themselves into the Hoh Tribe, who gifted them to the Makah.
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Address5333 Upper Hoh Road
Zip code98331