Russ Admiral Is Guest on Fishing Trip on S.F. Yacht
Mrs. A. B. Spreckels Entertains Party on Board Lurline; Big Catch of Rockcod.
Admiral Koltchak, in charge of the Russian Black Sea fleet, and chief of the Russian Naval high commission to the United States, accompanied by the aids and five other members of the commission, were the guests yesterday at a fishing party aboard Mrs. A. B. Spreckels yacht the "Lurline."
The party of nine, accompanied by Lieutenant Alva Bernhard, U.S. navy, aide to the commission, boarded the Lurline at the foot of Howard street. J. Plum of Copenhagen, attaché on the staff of Prince Eric of Denmark, and who is visiting Mrs. A. B. Spreckels, to whom he is related, received the guests on behalf of Mrs. A. B. Spreckels.
Admiral Koltchak, who is ardent fisherman, made the first catch, pulling up a big rock cod of six pounds. The other members of the party had good luck, and soon a large bucket was filled with rock cod and other fish.
The Lurline dropped anchor afterwards in a sheltered cove, where luncheon was served on the deck. During her trip, the Lurline flew the Russian and American flags.
Admiral koltchak will be the guest to-day at a luncheon given by Mayor James Rolph Jr. at the Hotel St. Francis. The admiral leaves on Friday for a trip to Yosemite, returning again within a few days.
The San Francisco Examiner, Thursday, November 1, 1917, p. 9:2.