Alaska Shipwrecks (I)

ABBREVIATIONS:  AluminumALBritish ColumbiaBCCentralCFiberglassFRPFishing VesselFVIndicated Horse PowerIHPLongliner-LLMotor VesselMVNorthNOfficial NumberONRevenue Cutter ServiceRCSSchoonerSchSignal LettersSLSouth CentralSCSoutheastSESouthwestSWSteel oil screwSOSSteam ShipSSUnknownUUnited States ArmyUSAUnited States Coast GuardUSCGUnited States NavyUSNWestcentralWCWood gas screwWGSWood oil screwWOS

I-7 (1943)     The 355 foot Japanese submarine I-7 was sunk in a confrontation with several U S vessels June 23, 1943 in the vicinity of Twin Rocks near Kiska Island.  The vessel was scuttled in 10 fathoms of water.  Six crewmembers were killed in the initial attack and 43 others reached shore as the submarine went down.  The I-7 had a compliment of 100 officers and crew.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   51 55 17 N 177 37 15 E   Chart 16441

Sources : 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Wikipedia.org (2013) “Japanese submarine I-7 and I-8”

 

I-9 (1943)     The 367 foot Japanese submarine I-9 was sunk with all hands by the U S Navy destroyer Frasier June 14, 1943 approximately 15 miles east of Sirius Point on Kiska Island.  The I-9 carried a compliment of 114 officers and crew.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 08 N 177 36 E   Chart 16012

Source : 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Wikipedia.org (2013) “Japanese submarine I-9

 

I-24 (1943)     The 358 foot Japanese submarine I-24 was sunk in a confrontation with the U S Picket Boat PC-487 June 10, 1943 approximately 40 miles north northeast of Shemya Island.  The I-24 had a compliment of 104 officers and crew, all lost.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 43 20 N 174 07 E   Chart 16012

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Wikipedia.org (2013) “Japanese submarine I-24

 

I-31 (1943)     The 350 foot Japanese submarine I-31 was sunk in 1,000 fathoms of water in a coordinated attack by U S aircraft and ships May 14, 1943 five miles northeast of Chichagof Harbor, Attu Island.  The I-31 carried a compliment of 101 officers and crew.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 56 N 173 15 E   Chart 16012

Sources : 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Wikipedia.org (2013) “Japanese submarine I-31

 

I-180 (1944)     The 336 foot 1,630 ton Japanese submarine I-180 was sunk by depth charges from the U S destroyer escort Gilmore April 26, 1944 southwest of Chirikof Island.   The I-180 had a compliment of 86 officers and men who perished with the submarine.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 50 N 155 37 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Wikipedia.org (2013) “Japanese submarine I-180

 

IBIS (1935)     The 16 ton wooden oil screw Ibis foundered a half mile east of Aats Point at 10 a.m. October 22, 1935.  The following are excerpts from the report of casualty filed by master and owner Dave Harrison of Ketchikan who was the sole occupant of the Ibis:

“75 mile, SE Gale, choppy sea.”    “Unable to do anything, vessel capsized, wind held her down.”  “Wm. Mueller, Am. Ol. S Venus put line aboard which was fastened to main rigging and attempted to tow vessel to safe harbor but had to cut line, Harrison was able to get aboard Venus by aid of line.”  “Was running for Egg Harbor for shelter when boat capsized.  Vessel located in 17 fathoms water but on account of heavy seas unable to raise her, and find she is breaking up.”

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 55 45 N 134 16 W   Chart 17402

Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 11 Net, Built 1933, Registered Ketchikan, ON 232321, Last Port Coronation Island October 22nd, Destination Egg Harbor, Vessel Value $10,000, Vessel Insurance $2,000, Cargo none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed December 18, 1935 at Ketchikan

 

ICEBREAKER II (1972)     The Yukon River speed boat Icebreaker II swamped and was lost June 18, 1972 on the Yukon River 23 miles north of Ruby.  One member of the crew drowned.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

ICY QUEEN (1988)     The 55 foot fishing vessel Icy Queen capsized in Meares Passage and washed ashore on the west side of Suemez Island January 15, 1988.  All six crewmen were rescued.  The vessel was later towed to a sandy beach and salvaged.  Evidence of the wreck may still be on site and of interest.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 16 N 133 21 W   Chart 17400

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

Fishing Vessel Icy Mist February 25, 2009 - U S Coast Guard photo Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak

Fishing Vessel Icy Mist February 25, 2009
U S Coast Guard photo Marine Safety Detachment Kodiak

ICY MIST (2009)     The 58 foot fishing vessel Icy Mist ran up on the rocks February 25, 2009 on the northwest shore of Akutan Island a half mile from Hog and Unalaska Islands.  Winds were gusting to 120 miles an hour when the crew of four abandoned ship to the beach nearby.  They were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter and returned to Dutch Harbor.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 07 N 165 55 W   Chart 16013

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. U S C G News Release (February 26, 2009) “Coast Guard saves Icy Mist fishermen in hurricane force winds”, 3. U S C G District 17 Enforcement Report (February 25, 2009)

 

IDA (1932)     The 13 ton wooden gas screw fishing vessel Ida was destroyed by fire September 12, 1932 at the Oil Dock in Kodiak.  The one person aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Gross 11 Net, Length 32, Breadth 10.7, Depth 4.6, Built 1915 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 12, Owner Diamond Fish Company, Registered Seattle, ON 213360

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1938) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 512, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1932) Pgs 364-5

 

IDA C (1928)     The 8 ton wooden gas screw Ida C was destroyed by fire at 4:30 p.m. Sunday September 30, 1928 while on a hunting trip to Duke Island.  John Peters, owner and master of the Ida C said the following in the report of casualty:

“approximately 500 yds. from Duke Island, East side.  Building fire in cabin; tide going out.  Boat aground and tipped over-turning 20 gal. gasoline.”  “Fire…stormy wind and rain…nothing could be done.”

The two aboard the Ida C survived, but the vessel, valued at $2,800 was a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 55 N 131 20 W   Chart 17434

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Built 1927, Registered Tacoma and Ketchikan, ON 226274, Last Port Ketchikan September 29th, Destination hunting trip to Duke Island, Insurance none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed December 2, 1928 at Ketchikan

 

IDA K (1975)     The 18 ton 39 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Ida K foundered April 19, 1975 in Stephens Passage near Juneau.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 18 15 N 134 24 30 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Length 39.4, Breadth 12.9, Depth 5.4, Built 1912 at Seattle, ON 210859

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 302, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2242

 

IDA WATTS (1908)     The 98 ton two masted schooner Ida Watts was wrecked at Sand Point December of 1908 with the loss of one native crewman.  The vessel was built at Ballard in 1885 and was for many years operating as a coaster out of San Francisco.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 20 15 N 160 30 W   Chart 16553

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 156

 

IDLER (1900)     The 10 ton 31 foot wooden schooner Idler parted her anchor chains and stranded on the north end of Coronation Island Thursday December 6, 1900 and became a total loss.  The following are statements taken from the wreck report filed by master of the Idler, Charles Nickett of Ketchikan:

“North end of Coronation Island…Gale, snow, high sea, daylight.”  “Hove to under foresail and staysail, made bad weather, sprung a leak, run before it.”  “Let go both anchors in small time, but parted chains and drifted ashore.”

The two aboard made it to safety but the Idler, valued at $200 was a total loss no insurance.  She had departed Ketchikan November 22nd bound for Coronation Island and had no cargo.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 55 45 N 134 16 W   Chart 17402

Additional Information: Length 31, Breadth 11 Depth 6.3, Built 1892 at Seattle, Tonnage 10 Gross, Registered Ketchikan, ON 100527, Owner J E Lathrop of Ketchikan

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at Alaska Collection District

 

IGLOO (1954)     The 17 ton 43 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Igloo was consumed by fire at Juneau on March 18, 1954.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 18 15 N 134 24 30 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 14 Net, Length 43.6, Breadth 12.1, Depth 4.5, Built 1917 at Bellingham WA, Horsepower 143, Owner S S Lee, Registered Juneau, ON 214999

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 249, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 738

 

IKAROSS (1928)     The 22 ton wooden gas screw Ikaross was destroyed by fire at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday September 26, 1928 between Cordova and the cannery in Eyak River.  John Hartelrad, master of the Ikaross departed Cordova that morning with two other crewmen and at some point an engine backfire, said to be caused by water in the fuel, started the fire.  The heavy winds made it impossible to check the flames even with the use of the two Pyrene fire extinguishers aboard.  The Ikaross, valued at $3,500 became a total loss.  The crew escaped to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 30 N 145 40 W   Chart 16709

Additional Information: Tonnage 22 Gross 18 Net, Built 1915, Registered Seward, ON 213339, Owner Pioneer Seafood, Vessel Insurance unknown

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty at Cordova September 27, 1928 by Hartelrad

 

ILAOTT (1964)     The 15 ton 38 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Ilaott was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Seward.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 06 30 N 149 26 30 W   Chart 16680

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 10 Net, Length 38.7, Breadth 12.1, Depth 5, Built 1943 at Cosmopolis WA, Former Name J-728 (U S A), Horsepower 75, Owner Donald O Spaulding, Registered Juneau, ON 262390

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 291, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1003

 

ILIAMMA (1901)     The 17 ton 40 foot wooden schooner Iliamma slipped her moorings at Unga November 25, 1900 and drifted to the west until 4 p.m. February 20, 1901 when she stranded at Kagalaska Island in a full SW gale.  The following are excerpts from the Wreck Report filed by the only occupant of the vessel, her master Charles Seymour of Portland Oregon:

”Unga, 25th of November, 1900…Dragged her mooring, slipped cable, and went to sea; sprung rudderhead and drifted to west until lost.”  “Kagalaska Island, Lat 54 45 Long 176 26 W…Stranded, No anchors, made lines fast to rocks, lines parted and vessel got on the beach…Full gale SW. 4 p.m.”  “Had only one kedge, having slipped moorings when in Unga; kedge dragged; made lines fast to rocks, and they parted.  Island not inhabited.”

“After losing vessel, took small boat endeavoring to make my way to some settlement.  Fell in with a hunting party from Atka Id. (natives) who conveyed me to Atka, where I took passage on the schooner Challenge.”

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   54 45 N 176 26 W   Chart 16471

Comment: Probably 51 45 N at southwest end of Kagalaska Island.  WG

Additional Information: Length 40, Breadth 12.5, Depth 4.5, Built 1899 Cook Inlet, Tonnage 17 Net, Registered Sitka, ON 100690, Master Charles Seymour of Portland Oregon, Owner Henry Arnold of Seattle, Vessel Value $1,800, Cargo none, Insurance none

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at Unalaska by Seymour May 27, 1901

 

ILIAMNA (1973)     The 17 ton 36 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Iliamna was lost February 23, 1973 after a collision with a submerged log in Kachemak Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 35 N 151 52 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 11 Net, Length 36, Breadth 12.7, Depth 4.9, Built 1947 at Seldovia, ON 253353

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 304, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1636

 

ILIAMNA (2001)     The 29 foot cod fishing vessel Iliamna flooded and sank from the stern May 5, 2001 approximately 12 miles south of Kodiak in Chiniak Bay.  There was one person aboard jigging for cod fish when the disaster occurred.  The operator was rescued by the fishing vessel Tina Marie and transported to Saint Paul Harbor in Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 42 N 152 20 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON 556080

Source: U S C G Enforcement Report (May 5, 2001)

 

ILLINOIS (1876)     The 409 ton whaling bark Illinois collided with the Marengo April 18, 1876 and went to the bottom in 15 minutes south of the Bering Strait.  The Illinois was valued at $40,000 with her cargo of whale oil and bone.  She had departed New Bedford January 9, 1872 bound for whaling in the Arctic.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   66 N 169 W   Chart 16006

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

ILLUSION (2007)     The 42 foot fishing vessel Illusion foundered February 10, 2007 in Makushin Bay on Unalaska Island.  Winds were at 40 to 50 knots gusting to 60 when a U S Coast Guard Helicopter rescued the crew of four from a life raft.  For his efforts in the rescue, Petty Officer 1st Class Will Milan was later presented the Coast Guard Foundation Individual Award for Heroism and the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 44 N 167 W   Chart 16011

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. U S C G Press Release (October 24, 2007) “Coast Guardsman Awarded for Harrowing Bering Sea Rescue”

 

ILWACO (1918)      The 61 ton wooden gas screw Ilwaco stranded and was lost at 6 p.m. Tuesday November 5, 1918 at “Green Point, Chatham Sound…about one mile south of Alaskan Boundary” according to the report of casualty.  The crew of seven departed Petersburg November 4th bound for Anacortes, Washington with 17 ½ tons of barreled herring aboard.  At the time of the wreck the weather was foggy with a heavy sea.  The crew escaped and were picked up on the beach by the S S Humbolt.  The Ilwaco was valued at $30,000 and her cargo at $2,300 both total losses with no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 34 N 130 41 W   Chart 17420

Comment: Probably Green Island.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 61 Gross 41 Net, Age 27 years, Registered Seattle, ON 100514, Master Ed Sunner of Anacortes Washington, Owner Apex Fish Co of Seattle

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by W A Harcourt, Agent for Apex Fish March 13, 1919

 

IMARTA (1933)     The 8 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Imarta burned at Ketchikan November 18, 1933.  The two aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 34.4, Breadth 10.2, Depth 3.9, Built 1909 at Juneau, Horsepower 16, Owner Hans Olson, Registered Ketchikan, ON 206677

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1934) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1007, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1933) Pgs 366-7

 

IMP (1948)     The 7 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Imp foundered September 13, 1948 one half mile south of False Point Retreat.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 22 10 N 134 58 15 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 29.4, Breadth 8.9, Depth 3.5, Built 1917 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 110, Owner Glen D Wise, Registered Juneau, ON 232570

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1948) Pg 111, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1949) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 909

 

IMPERATOR NIKOLAI  I (1861)     The Russian paddlewheel steamer Imperator Nikolai I struck a rock during a thick snowstorm and was lost between New Archangel (Sitka) and Vancouver November 8, 1861 near Kake Village.  The crew was saved by natives and later picked up by the steamer Aleksandr from Sitka.  Engine parts salvaged from the Imperator Nikolai I were used in the Politkofsky.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 58 30 N 133 56 30 W   Chart 17368

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

IMPERIAL (1928)     The 30 ton gas screw fishing vessel Imperial disappeared November 15, 1928 along with her crew of six.  The vessel had departed Juneau for deep sea fisheries and was never seen again.  She is believed to have foundered in the Gulf of Alaska in very bad weather.  Lost were the master and owner of the Imperial, James Romain along with Ed Larsen, Elmer Jacobson, –Neiland, Crist Toilswick and Hans Mathisen.  The vessel was valued at $6,000 and was insured for that same amount.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska Unknown

Additional Information: Tonnage 30 Gross 23 Net, Built 1917, Registered Ketchikan, ON 214899, Owner and master James Romain of Seattle

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Ketchikan by Albert Johnson January 4, 1929

 

IMPERIAL (1931)     The 22 ton gas screw Imperial was lost in a fire while anchored at Copper River Flats at 8:00 a.m. Friday May 28, 1931.  The owner and master of the Imperial, Aton F Novatney of Yakutat was three miles away fishing when he noticed the fire.  No one else was aboard the vessel.  The Imperial was valued at $3,500 and her cargo of three tons of supplies and fishing gear valued at $1,000; all lost with no insurance.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 25 N 145 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 22 Gross 15 Net, Age 19 years, Registered Juneau, ON 206922, Last Port Cordova

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Cordova by Novatney June 13, 1931

 

IMPERIAL (1943)     The 7 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Imperial foundered at Juneau June 30, 1943.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska 58 18 15 N 134 24 30 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 6 Net, Length 31.9, Breadth 9, Depth 3.5, Built 1919 at Hoonah, Crew 3, Horsepower 15, Owner Jimmie K Hanson, Registered Juneau, ON 226658

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 754, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 173

 

IMPRESSIVE (2006)     The 28 foot dive boat Impressive took a wave over the stern, flooded her lazarette and sank February 18, 2006 near Hassler Reef in Clarence Strait.  The three persons aboard were rescued from the water by the vessel Formula I.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 51 N 131 34 W   Chart 17420

Source: U S Coast Guard Enforcement Report (February 18, 2006)

 

INDEPENDENT (1916)     The 151 ton steam screw fishing vessel Independent struck a reef and was abandoned at 4:50 a.m. Friday October 6, 1916 near Middleton Island.  The vessel departed Juneau September 28, 1916 bound for sea fisheries with a crew of 38.  She had 20,000 lbs. of fresh halibut aboard worth $1,600 at the time of the casualty.  The following are excerpts from the report of casualty filed at Juneau by Thomas A Miller, master of the Independent:

“Gale, heavy sea, dark and rainy.”  “According to log had 10 more miles to run and then should have cleared island by 10 miles to southward.”  “Unusual currents”  “Vessel had been slowed down for …minutes and stopped for five minutes when struck lightly, then swung her around on opposite course, ran two minutes when struck again hard carrying away rudder, water soon put fires out and vessel began sinking, compelled to abandon her.”  “Reef about three miles off Middleton Island…stranded”

The Independent was valued at $50,000 at the time of the wreck and it was not know whether there was any insurance.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 26 N 146 20 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 151 Net, Built 1911 at Tacoma Washington, Registered Seattle, ON 208322, Master Thomas A Miller of Seattle, Owner Weiding & Independent Fisheries Co

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Juneau October 13, 1916 by Miller

 

INDEPENDENT (1920)     The 17 ton wooden gas screw Independent had her engine break down, drifted ashore, stranded and was lost at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday June 29, 1920 on the eastern spit at the entrance to Dry Bay.  The Independent left East River June 27th bound for Dry Bay and had two crew and 3000 lbs. of salmon aboard when the casualty occurred.  The vessel was valued at $4,500 and the salmon at $125.  The crew made it to safety but the Independent and her cargo were lost.  The weather was cloudy with rain, SE wind and heavy SE swell and the barometer at 29.84.  Anchors were dropped when the engine failed, but owing to strong currents they did not hold.  The insurance on the vessel was for $4,500 but only covered fire.  The cargo had a blanket policy.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 59 08 N 138 25 W   Chart 16760

Comment: Most likely Dry Bay near East (Alsek) River. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 11 Net, Built 1911, Registered at Juneau and Seattle, ON 208782, Master B W Branch, Owner Libby McNeil & Libby

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed in Seattle by F Svensson, General Superintendent Libby, McNeil & Libby November 22, 1920

 

INDIAN (1977)     The converted Washington State Ferry freezer boat Indian beached on the “mousetrap” of Egg Island south of Cordova in rough weather September 7, 1977 and was lost.  All nine crewmembers were rescued by the riverboat tender Cowboy which the Indian had been towing before she ran aground.  Over $2.5 million in salmon and gear were lost.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 23 N 145 46 W   Chart 16700

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

INDIAN CHIEF (1857)     The 401 ton whaling ship Indian Chief was stove in by ice and lost in the Arctic August 25, 1857.  Lost in the disaster were the 3rd mate and lifeboat crew.  The Indian Chief left New London, Conn. September 29, 1856 and had a cargo of whale oil and bone when lost.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska Unknown

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

INGER (1925)     The 7 ton wooden gas screw fishing vessel Inger caught fire and was lost at 8:00 p.m. October 3, 1925 on Gravina Island in Tongass Narrows.  She had departed Ketchikan that day bound for the fishing grounds.  The master of the vessel, Hilmar Ellertsen of Ketchikan stated the following in the report of casualty:

“No wind, calm weather, dark night…no rain.”  “Tongass Narrows on Gravina Island shore directly across from Smiley’s cannery.”  “Burning of vessel caused by gas explosion by backfiring of engine.”  “After explosion by back firing of engine, fire started, burning the Master severely.  He then beached the vessel on nearest shore to save lives of crew, there being no possibility of saving vessel.”  “Boat beached by master, no chance to save vessel, engine salvaged.”

The two aboard survived the casualty, but the Inger, valued at $3,000 was lost except for her engine.  There was no insurance on the vessel.  The only cargo aboard was ballast and stores.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Chart 17428

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Net, Built 1919, Registered Ketchikan, ON 218922, Owners Acim Strand and Andrew Gunderson of Ketchikan, Insurance none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by Ellertsen February 18, 1925 at Ketchikan

 

INO (1888)     The 98 ton wooden schooner Ino drug anchors, stranded and was lost at 4:00 a.m. Thursday August 8, 1888 at Cape Smith (Smyth) near Point Barrow along with four other whaling vessels in a strong gale. The schooner Jane Grey and barks Young Phoenix, Mary and Susan and Fleetwing were also wrecked; caught on the same lee shore.  All crews were rescued by the Revenue Cutter Bear.  The Ino hailed out of San Francisco and had a crew of 21 with captain Nicholas Wagner of San Francisco at the helm.  Her value at the time of the wreck was $23,000.  She had a cargo of ballast, stores, whaling gear and goods also reported lost with the Ino.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   71 17 35 N 156 47 15 W   Chart 16005

Comment: Lewis & Dryden list this vessel as Ion. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 98, Age 21 years, Registered San Francisco, ON 12269, Owner Martin Frank of San Francisco, Vessel Insurance $12,500

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report filed December 13, 1889 in San Francisco by Frank, 2. Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1961 Reprint) Pg 361

 

INSTALLER (1916)     The 18 ton wooden gas screw Installer stranded and was lost at 5 a.m. Wednesday May 17, 1916 at Forrester Island.  The following are statements taken from the report of casualty filed by master of the Installer, Earl C Bright:

“Cloudy morning; increasing gale and sea from SE…heavy sea.”  “East shore Forrester Island Fish Camp.”  “Moderate gale and sea.  Starlit night…Stranding…Lost Anchor; line foul in propeller.”  “Line to mooring; light anchor out.  Kedge upwind before clear beach; signaled for aid.  Work to clear wheel.”  “Bight outside which I anchored dotted with hundreds of lines and moorings.   Lost anchor and fouled one of these in darkness.  Midnight.  No aid from boats at anchor.  Held off lee shore 5 hours.  Stranded on ebb tide.  Saved everything except hull.”  “Fishermen helped save cargo and machinery.  C Selbach in 5 HP boat rounded island to get aid from G S J P Todd II.  Mr. Willet, U S Warden, stored goods saved.”

The three aboard the Installer survived the casualty but the Installer, valued at $2,000 was a $1,200 loss.  Her cargo consisted of about 10 tons of merchandise worth $1,000 of which $600 worth was saved.  At the time the report was filed insurance on the vessel was doubtful but the cargo was insured for $1,000.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 48 N 133 31 W   Chart 17400

Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Built July 1913, Registered Seattle, ON 211468, Master E C Bright of Ketchikan, Owner W C Kean of Seattle, Last Port Ketchikan May 11th, Destination Forrester Island

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by Bright May 22, 1916 at Ketchikan

 

INTERCEPTOR (1992)     The 42 foot halibut longline fishing vessel Interceptor anchored at low tide with no slack in the cable, flooded and sank with the incoming tide September 7, 1992 near Flat Island in Cook Inlet.  There was no one aboard at the time of the disaster.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 19 45 N 151 59 45 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: ON 930282

Sources: 1. U S C G Shipwreck List (1989-2004), 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

INTERNATIONAL (1898)     The steel hulled river steamer International broke loose from a tow by the Conemaugh, filled and sank together with a barge in June of 1898 on a trip from Vancouver to Alaska before reaching the Bering Sea.  The vessel was owned by Empire Transportation Company.

Mapping and Location: Unknown

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

INTREPID (1970)     The tug Intrepid rolled over and sank in a gale February 19, 1970 in the Gulf of Alaska 60 miles south of Yakutat.  Three of the eight crewmembers on board were lost including captain Gene Allen (59), Edward Thomas (47) and John Orville Pederson (41), all from Seattle, Washington.  Five other crewmembers survived more than 60 hours in a life raft until rescued by the U S Coast Guard buoy tender Clover.  The 400 foot long barge Cordova that the Intrepid was towing washed ashore near Yakutat at Dangerous River and was later salvaged.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

Sources: 1. Seattle Daily Times (March 3, 1970) “Intrepid Sinking Still a Mystery” Pg C 19, 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

INTREPID (1984)     The fishing vessel Intrepid was blown onto the rocks and lost December 5, 1984 near Seguam Pass 130 miles southwest of Dutch Harbor.  All five crewmembers were rescued by nearby fishing vessels.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 10 N 172 45 W   Chart 16012

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

INVESTOR (1982)     The 58 foot seiner Investor was consumed by fire September 1, 1982 while anchored at Egg Island outside of Craig.  The crew and passengers were found aboard the seiner murdered by an unknown gunman.  Witnesses saw a lone male departing in a skiff as the Investor burned.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 28 30 N 131 09 W   Chart 17400

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

INVINCLA (1964)     The vessel Invincla owned by Kenneth Woods was reported lost at Kodiak in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Wreck List

 

IOLA (1952)     The 11 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Iola burned July 22, 1952 at 57 46 30 N Lat. 152 24 W Long.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 46 30 N 152 24 W   Chart 16595

Comment: The coordinates given put the wreck in the vicinity of Near Island near Kodiak.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 33.4, Breadth 10.8, Depth 4.4, Built 1938 at Kodiak, Horsepower 110, Owner Emil Christofferson Sr, Registered Juneau, ON 237721

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 253, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 748

 

IOLA (1965)     The 13 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Iola was destroyed by a storm August 20, 1965 at Carroll Inlet.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 17 N 131 30 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Gross 11 Net, Length 34.1, Breadth 10.5, Depth 5.6, Built 1915 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 110, SL WK5926, Owner Frank M Verney, Registered Wrangell, ON 216637

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 307, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

IONA (1909)     The 5 ton 26 foot wooden gas screw auxiliary schooner Iona was struck by the Hegg and lost in Sitka Bay at 1:00 a.m. December 6, 1909.  The following are responses given by master and owner J W Comly to questions in the wreck report:

“Wind blowing, hard sea.  Sea rolling high.  Dark.”  “Tried to work out of Horner. (Sitka Bay, Alaska).  Struck by the Hegg.  Water was too rough.  Could do nothing.”

The crew of three escaped but the Iona, valued at $1,000 was lost.  There was no cargo and no insurance.  According to the report, the Iona left Sitka Bay December 3rd bound for Horner.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 03 N 135 20 W   Chart 17320

Comment: H W McCurdy (Pg 169) and Merchant Vessels of the U S (1910) Pg 408 both report this wreck at Nome.  The information in this report is from the original wreck report filed by the owner.  WG

Additional Information: Length 26, breadth 9.2, Depth 4.2, Built in 1905 at Skagway, Tonnage 5, Registered at Skagway, ON 202565

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed February 28, 1910 by Comly

 

IOWA (1927)     The 12 ton wooden gas screw Iowa hit an iceberg late November of 1926, filed a report to the Coast Guard in Juneau June 27, 1927 and then caught fire and burned at the Ketchikan Standard Oil Station July 15, 1927.  The iceberg caused only $400 worth of damage but the loss was total at the oil dock.  The Iowa was worth $2,000 and had no cargo except stores and $112 in cash; all lost.  There was no insurance.  Charles Anderson of Wrangell was the master of the Iowa and the only one aboard at the time of the blaze.  He mentioned in the report of casualty he filed at Wrangell that the fire was caused by some defect in the apparatus of the oil station.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 8 Net, Built 1907, Registered Juneau, ON 204103, Owner John Sandman of Wrangell, Last Port Union Bay Cannery July 14, 1927, Destination Ketchikan

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty September 9, 1927 at Wrangell

 

IRENE (1906)     The 650 ton wooden barge Irene was taking on cargo alongside the steam ship San Mateo in heavy swells when her seams opened up and she foundered.  The casualty took place in the outer harbor of Saint Michael at 11:30 a.m. August 5, 1906.  The Standard Oil City towed the sunken barge into the inner harbor until she grounded.  The damage to the barge, worth $8,000 was unknown. The 300 ton cargo of hay and general merchandise worth $37,000 was reported as 70% lost.  It was unknown at the time of the wreck report whether the Irene had any insurance.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   63 29 N 162 02 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 650, Age one month (built at St. Michael), ON applied for, Owner Alaska Yukon Transportation Co of St. Michael

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at St. Michael by H S DePerry, Agent, August 6, 1906

 

IRENE (1963)     The 8 ton 26 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Irene foundered November 2, 1963 in Tongass Narrows near Ketchikan.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 5 Net, Length 26.3, Breadth 8.4, Depth 4.9, Built unknown, Former Name Irene (U S N), Horsepower 12, Owner Clarence A Campbell, Registered Port Angeles WA, ON 236920

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 286, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 964

 

IRENE (1999)     The 37 foot charter fishing vessel Irene flooded and sank at 11 a.m. July 7, 1999 near the entrance to Cook Inlet, eight miles south of Flat Island.  All eight persons on board were rescued by U S Coast Guard Helicopters.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 19 45 N 151 59 45 W   Chart 16640

Sources: 1. U S C G News Release (July 7, 1999) “Coast Guard rescues 8 after charter boat sinks in Cook Inlet”, 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

IRENE B (1930)     The 7 ton wooden gas screw Irene B was hauled out on the beach when large waves from a strong SW gale broke her up.  The casualty occurred about one half mile south of Wrangell at 4 a.m. Sunday December 7, 1930.  No one was aboard at the time.  The Irene B was valued at $1,200 when she was lost and had no cargo or insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 132 22 40 W   Chart 17382

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Built 1910, Registered Wrangell, ON 207245, Master and Owner John Mantle of Wrangell

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed December 9, 1930 by Mantle at Wrangell

 

IRENE C (1959)     The 8 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Irene C burned February 22, 1959 at Wrangell.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 132 22 40 W   Chart 17360

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 30.2, Breadth 9, Depth 4.4, Built 1912 at Wrangell, Horsepower 75, Owner Melvin Gadd, Registered Wrangell, ON 231739

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 253, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

IRENE DAWN (1984)     The 42 foot fishing vessel Irene Dawn caught fire and burned July 23, 1984 in Raspberry Strait.  All aboard were picked up by the fishing vessel Joanice T.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 02 N 153 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

IRISH ROVER (1983)     The 68 foot crab fishing vessel Irish Rover was lost in an explosion and fire December 18, 1983 in the Gulf of Alaska ten miles north northeast of Yakutat.  All three crewmembers abandoned ship with only minor injuries to a 26 foot vessel they had been towing.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

Comment: This wreck shows on some lists December 1, 1984.  WG

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. The Oregonian (December 21, 1983) “Seattle crabber captain injured” Pg C 4

 

IRMA BELLE (1961)     The 9 ton 28 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Irma Belle was consumed by fire September 21, 1961 at Meyers Chuck.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 44 30 N 132 15 15 W   Chart 17423

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 8 Net, Length 27.9, Breadth 8.6, Depth 4.1, Built 1929 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 40, Owner Robert M Hammers, Registered Port Townsend WA, ON 229248

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) Pg 278, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 930

 

IRON MULE (1971)     The fishing vessel Iron Mule sank in rough weather July 13, 1971 near Kalgin Island in Cook Inlet.  All eight persons aboard and a pet spaniel were rescued by two skiffs from the Air Force Helicopter Squadron from Elmendorf Air Force Base.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 28 N 151 55 W   Chart 16660

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

ISABEL (1888)     The 184 ton 103 foot two masted cod fishing schooner Isabel foundered at sea in 1888 in the Shumagin Islands with the loss of 14 crew.  The Isabel was valued at $15,000 with cargo at the time of the loss.  The following is from the U S Bureau of Fisheries report of 1917:

“From 1882 to 1888 Ed. H Hansen, of Wright and Bowne, and Captain A. Anderson, now The Lewis, Anderson, Foard Co., with some others, operated the schooner Isabel, Capt. Nickerson, in this business (cod)…Business became so poor they did not keep the old Isabel in good repair, and in the spring of 1888, while on her way to the fishing banks, she opened up somewhere out at sea.  As many of the crew as could do so got into the dories, and after suffering many privations about half of them were rescued more nearly dead than alive.”

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 10 N 160 W   Chart 16551

Additional Information: Tonnage 184.93 Gross 175.69 Net, Length 103.2, Breadth 29.8, 9.4, Built 1864 at Coos Bay OR, Registered San Francisco CA, ON 12265, SL HVMD

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Dept of Commerce – Pacific Cod Fisheries (1916) Pg 108, 3. Report of the U S Commisioner of Fisheries for fiscal year 1915 (1917) “Pacific Cod Fisheries” Pg 30, 4. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1888) Pg 147

 

ISABEL N (1964)     A vessel named Isabel N, owned by Ray Martin Jr., was reported lost at Kodiak in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Source : Unofficial Wreck List

 

ISKUM (1931)     The 82 ton 72.2 foot wooden oil screw Iskum struck a submerged rock and foundered at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday April 15, 1931.  The crew of 18 managed to reach safety but the Iskum, valued at $24,000, and her 40 ton cargo of groceries, salt, dories and a motorboat were lost.  The following is a accounting as stated in the report of casualty by George L Devenny of Seattle, the master of the Iskum:

“Calm, no wind, dusk.”  “Struck rock about three miles ExN Aasatanak, Pacific of south side of Aleutian Islands, Latitude 52 degrees 2 minutes North; Longitude 174 degrees 22 minutes west…Uncharted sunken rock.”

“Vessel struck and was only fast for about 60 seconds.  Port bow was badly caved in and vessel slid off the rock.  I know of a harbor about 15 miles distant and endeavored to mke it but vessel foundered before I was able to get to harbor.  Vessel did not sink for several hours after the accident but ship was abandoned about 1 hour and 10 minutes after striking rock and sunk later on.  Immediately sent to Atka Village for help but before help could arrive vessel had sunk.”  “Power dories from Atka Village towed crew back to Village next day.”

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 02 N 174 25 30 W   Chart 16480

Comment: Probably submerged rock 3 miles NE of Sadatanak Island. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 82 Gross 68 Net, Built 1912, Registered Juneau, ON 220172, Owner Kanaga Ranching Co of Seattle, Last Port Atka April 15, 1931, Destination Kanago Harbor, Kanago Island, Insurance believed to be full coverage

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Ketchikan by Devenny June 3, 1931

 

Monashka Bay, Kodiak Island

Monashka Bay, Kodiak Island

ISLA N (1965)     The 11 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Isla N foundered August 28, 1965 at Monashka Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 50 N 152 25 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 10 Net, Length 30.8, Breadth 11, Depth 4.1, Built 1947 at Seattle WA, Former Name Cape Chiniak, Horsepower 107, SL WE2706, Owner George Naumoff, Registered Juneau, ON 252190

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 310, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

ISLAM (1900)     The tug Islam was one of the many vessels lost on the beach at Nome in the storm of September 14-15, 1900.  The tug Edith Thomas was lost with the Islam.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 30 N 165 25 W   Chart 16006

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966), 2. The Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

ISLAM (1915)     The 11 ton wooden steamer Islam was destroyed by a southeasterly storm while hauled out on the beach at Golovin Bay at 6 a.m. Monday October 6th, 1915.  The Islam was on the beach at the mouth of the Niukluk River when the waves rolled her over and broke her up.  There was no one aboard the vessel at the time.  The Islam was valued at $3,000 and had no cargo or insurance.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 49 N 163 27 W   Chart 16006

Comment: This could be the same Islam of 1900 on Nome Beach.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Built at Alameda California 1900, Registered San Francisco, ON 100704, Master Fred M Ayer of Nome, Owner Wild Goose Mining and Trading

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Nome October 12, 1915

 

ISLAND BELLE (1889)     The 44 foot 19 ton wooden schooner Island Belle stranded and was lost on the southern shore of Delarof Harbor at 5 p.m. Sunday September 15, 1889.  The vessel had left Humbolt Harbor for Unga Harbor in ballast with a crew of four.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed in San Francisco November 23, 1889 by W C Lynde, managing owner:

“Missed stays, heavy swell, change of wind while in lee of high bluff.  Very strong.  After heavy storm, heavy swell.  Just before dark.”  “Another attempt to tack ship.  But on account of current, of wind suddenly changing, and high bluff making a lee, vessel was helpless in heavy sea among rocks and on lee shore.  Struck rock, went about, but found rock had carried away rudder entirely….Two minutes later dashed on beach.”

The crewmembers were assisted by fishermen from Unga Harbor.  The Island Belle, valued at $3,000 was a total loss with no insurance.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 10 30 N 160 30 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Length 43.5, Breadth 15, Depth 5.7, Built 1888 in California City California, Tonnage 19.14, Age one year four months, Registered San Francisco, ON 100421, Master John North of Humbolt Harbor Alaska, Owner W C Lynde M.O. of San Francisco

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report of November 23, 1889

 

ISLAND DUKE (1946)     The 15 ton 45 foot wooden gas screw Island Duke stranded and was lost off Graveyard Point in Kvichak Bay on July 12, 1946.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 52 N 157 01 W   Chart 16323

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 10 Net, Length 45.6, Breadth 13, Depth 5, Built 1917 at Stockton CA, Service tow, Crew 2, Horsepower 100, Owner Bristol Bay Packing Company, SL WOKG, Registered San Francisco CA, 215439

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) Pg 226, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1947) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 823

 

ISLANDER (1901)     The British steamer Islander collided with an iceberg off Douglas Island at the foot of Lynn Canal on August 15, 1901 shortly after leaving Juneau.  There were 109 passengers and 62 crew aboard; 45 were lost.  Some reports have as many as 70 lost.  The Islander was rumored to be carrying 1.5 to 3 million in gold aboard when she sank.  Many attempts at salvage have taken place since the disaster.  One account tells of the vessel being raised in 1934 from 365 feet with no gold aboard.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 13 N 134 30 W   Chart 17315

Additional Information: Master H R Foot, Registered Victoria BC, Owner Canadian Pacific RR

Sources: 1. Wreck Report made from Dispatch from Consul at Vancouver BC August 31, 1901 made from letter dated August 19, 1901 of Senior Purser Canadian Pacific Navigation Co., 2. Peril at Sea (1986) Pgs 101, 143-8, 170 & 178

 

IT (1960)     The 8 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel It foundered September 8, 1960 at Juneau.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 18 15 N 134 24 30 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 5 Net, Length 33.7, Breadth 9.1, Depth 4.0, Built 1909 at Bellingham WA, Horsepower 15, Owner Mary Cesar, Registered Juneau, ON 216225

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 311, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

ITALIO (1956)     The 53 ton 64 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Italio was consumed by fire September 8, 1956 near the eastern spit of the Kaliakh River, 12 miles west of Cape Yakataga.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 05 40 N 142 48 30 W   Chart 16016

Comment: This is sometimes spelled Italic in other reports.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 53 Gross 36 Net, Length 64, Breadth 16.6, Depth 5.9, Built 1928 at Bellingham WA, Horsepower 100, SL WA6132, Owner Harold Hofstad, Registered Juneau, ON 227296

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) Pg 245, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 778

 

ITASCA (1978)     The 64 ton 61 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Itasca burned August 18, 1978 near Dall Island at Sakie Bay.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 04 N 133 14 W   Chart 17400

Additional Information: Tonnage 64 Gross 30 Net, Length 61.6, Breadth 18.4, Depth 8.5, Built 1958 at Saint Augustine FL, Former Name Captain Rocket, ON 277591

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 123, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 2242

 

ITHONA (1935)     The 29 ton oil screw fishing vessel Ithona stranded on Hogg Rock in a thick fog at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday November 26, 1935.  The vessel departed Ketchikan that day with six crew and 22,000 lbs. of fresh fish aboard.  They were bound for Prince Rupert when the wreck occurred.  The crew made it to safety, but the Ithona, valued at $17,800 and her cargo of fish, valued at $1,950 were lost.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 11 15 N 131 18 30 W   Chart 17420

Comment: Probably Hog Rocks.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 29 Gross 20 Net, Built 1924, Registered Ketchikan, ON 223944, Owner Master Ole Moland of Seattle, Vessel Insurance $3,000, Cargo Insurance $1,620

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by Moland December 19, 1935 at Ketchikan

 

IVA ANN (1960)     The 10 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Iva Ann foundered June 14, 1960 approximately 40 miles south of Ketchikan.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 34.5, Breadth 9.6, Depth 4.3, Built 1934 at Port Orchard WA, Horsepower 90, SL WJ5713, Owner Jake P Relmer, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 233567

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 260, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1961) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 861

 

IVANOF II (1983)     The fishing vessel Ivanof II stranded and was lost January 30, 1983 o Little Koniuji Island in the Shumagin Islands.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 N 159 23 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

IVANOF II (1996)     The 36 foot fishing vessel Ivanof II burned from a cook stove fire and was lost September 5, 1996 two nautical miles north of Seldovia.  Both persons on board made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 26 15 N 151 42 30 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: ON 592223

Sources: 1. U S C G Shipwreck List (1989-2004), 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

IVIG-see IBIS (1935) (Southeast Alaska)

 

IVY (1908)     The 103 foot 135 ton wooden schooner Ivy was driven ashore by ice at Point Barrow and abandoned at 3:50 a.m. Tuesday September 1, 1908.  The crew of 7 left San Francisco June 3, 1908 bound for Point Hope and Point Barrow.  All cargo had been discharged at the time of the stranding.  The following are comments from the wreck report filed at San Francisco by Morris Marcus, managing owner:

“Point Barrow, Alaska…Anchored in 3 fathoms, watch on deck, on the night of August 31…Driven ashore by ice pack…SSW wind, clear weather 5 p.m. ice all around vessel, hard aground.”  “Leaking badly.  No prospect of saving vessel.  Called board of survey which condemned vessel.  Crew took passage to Seattle per schooner Volante, and arrived Seattle September 25, 1908.”

The Ivy was valued at $5,000 with $4,000 worth of insurance on the vessel.

Mapping and Location:  Northern Alaska   71 23 29 N 156 28 30 W   Chart 16003

Comment: H W McCurdy (Pgs 155&168) has this vessel lost again in 1909. WG

Additional Information: Length 102.5, Breadth 28.8, Depth 8.8, Built 1882 San Francisco, Tonnage 135, Registered San Francisco, ON 100312, Master F Lingvist of Berkeley California, Owner Morris Marcus of San Francisco

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed September 30, 1908 at San Francisco

 

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