Dr. Alan Hart was born Alberta “Lucille” Hart in 1890. Hart grew up in the Willamette Valley and attended Albany College, now Lewis & Clark College. He would rise to the top of his field in treating and studying tuberculous. His pioneering work using x-rays for early detection is credited with saving thousands of lives.
This week, under the watchful eyes of state and marine archaeologists, a crew of sheriff’s deputies, state parks employees and others scrambled over barnacle-crusted rocks at low tide to haul out timbers now believed to belong to the wreck of Santo Cristo de Burgos, a Spanish galleon also known as the Beeswax for the valuable wax that formed part of its cargo.