Alaska Commercial Fishing and other Maritime Losses of 1984

January 22, 1984     The 96 foot trawler Mary Lou rolled over and sank off Cape Decision after being hit by a large wave on a trip from Seattle to Kodiak.  Three crewmembers survived and two were lost.

February 14, 1984     14 people were lost and 8 rescued when the Kyowa Maru No. 11 collided with the Anyo Maru No. 15 120 miles N of Atka.

March 15, 1984     Frederick Clark from Kodiak was lost when he fell overboard from the George W while working on deck in Ugak Bay.

May 21, 1984     Herring spotters Greg Curley and Walter Hansen died in a mid air collision over Togiak.

July 21, 1984     Hal Dierich, Jack Johnson, Harold Martin and Fred Monson were lost in a plane crash near Black Point, Spruce Island.

July 23, 1984     One person was lost when the cabin cruiser Wild Canary sank in Chatham Strait north of Port Alexander.

August 2, 1984     Jess Eggemeyer was lost after falling off the dock in Larsen Bay.

September 30, 1984     The 48 foot wooden fishing vessel  Curlew sank in a rescue attempt of the fishing vessel  Kelly Ann in the Shumagin Islands.  The Kelly Ann cut the towline as the Curlew foundered and managed to start her engine, avoid the nearby rocks and save Ray Miller from the sinking Curlew.  Lost from the Curlew were David Miller of Kodiak, Jeff O’Donohue and Phil O’Donohue.

November 20, 1984     One person was lost when the seiner Dolly G flipped in 90 knot winds while at anchor in Zaikof Bay on the northeast coast of Montague Island.

December 30, 1984     Butch DeGrote from the fishing vessel Scorpio drowned in the Kodiak Small Boat Harbor.

2 Responses to Alaska Commercial Fishing and other Maritime Losses of 1984

  1. Christopher Longan says:

    Why is there no listing for S.E.S. Propeller?

    Sank near Wrangle Narrows either late July or early August 1984.

    • captaingood says:

      All I have on the Sea Scout Ship Propeller is a newspaper report from August 27, 1984 with details of the grounding of the Propeller. According to the Daily Sitka Sentinel, 19 Sea Scouts and 5 others were rescued by the U S Coast Guard Cutter Cape Hatteras and the distressed vessel provided with de-watering pumps. The vessel was partially submerged but expected to be re-floated. The incident took place off of Level Island about 25 miles south of Petersburg. As far as I can see, no wreck report was filed. This vessel is still listed as active on the U S Coast Guard CGMIX PSIX website. There are hundreds of sunken vessels still on the Coast Guard vessel lists because no formal paperwork was ever filed. This may be one. Do you know for sure if this vessel was lost?

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