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The American steamer Dakota was wrecked on 3rd March 1907, two miles from Noshima Lighthouse, near Tokyo, Japan, while on a voyage from Seattle for Yokahoma and Hong Kong. Most of the mails were saved by 7th March. 80 bags out of 299 were washed ashore: 20,000 ordinary letters, 533 Registered. The vessel finally broke up at the end of May. The handstamp on the cover in magenta reads DAMAGED MAIL FROM/S.S DAKOTA WRECKED. This ambulance envelope left New York on February 8th 1907 containing a damaged letter after being salvaged, it arrived in Manilla on March 22nd, 1907.