Alaska Shipwrecks (J)

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

J & J (1996)     The 37 foot fishing vessel J & J was consumed by fire and sank August 8, 1996 at Korovin Island.  Both persons aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 26 N 160 15 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON AK7232C

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

 

J AUS (1990)     The 54 foot steel trawler J Aus disappeared and was presumed sunk February 28, 1990.  The vessel was traveling from Blaine, Washington to King Cove, Alaska. Search efforts for the missing vessel were hampered by 60 knot winds and seas to 27 feet.  All that was found was a life raft, an EPIRB and one survival suit.  The raft was found 70 miles southeast of Cordova near Cape Suckling. Lost with the vessel were skipper Mick Aus of King Cove, Dave Strom and Tracy Hill.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   59 59 30 N 143 53 W   Chart 16016

Comment: Dave Strom of King Cove and Port Townsend, Washington was the former owner of the Ione E which was renamed J Aus when purchased by the Aus family. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 57 Gross 38 Net, Length 54.2, Breadth 17.0, Depth 8.7, Built 1970 at Fort Bragg CA, SL WYZ2962, ON 529443, Former Names Paula B II and Ione E

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Sitka Sentinel (March 5, 1990) “Coast Guard Finds Liferaft from Missing Fishing Vessel” Pg 1, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) Pg 672

 

J B WARD (1902)     The 28 ton 48 foot wood schooner J B Ward parted both anchor chains and stranded in Inunudah Bay on Umnak Island at 6 p.m. Saturday September 6, 1902.  The vessel departed Unalaska August 29, 1902 bound for Umnak with two passengers and three crewmen.  She was carrying 15 tons or $1,500 worth of general cargo.   Conditions at the time were reported as a gale, rough seas, cloudy and evening.  Three anchors and two chains had been put out to avoid the casualty.  The J B Ward, worth $2,000, became a total wreck.  Half of her cargo was salvaged.  There was no insurance on the vessel or her cargo.  The passengers and crew were rescued by the U S Revenue Cutter Manning who brought them to Unalaska, arriving September 29, 1902.

Mapping and Location:  Southwest Alaska   53 18 N 168 25 W   Chart 16500

Comments: Probably Inanudak Bay.  H W McCurdy (Pg 84) has this wreck at Unimak December 6th, 1902.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 28, Length 48.2, Breadth 15.5, Depth 6.4, Built 1893 at Georgetown Washington, Registered Unalaska, ON 77108, Owner and Master Hugh McGlashan of Unalaska

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed October 2, 1902 by McGlashan

 

J D THOMPSON (1871)     The 432 ton wooden bark J D Thompson was abandoned in the ice around Point Belcher September 14, 1871.  The bark was valued at $45,000 and was in the whaling trade out of New London, Connecticut.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 47 40 N 159 39 02 W   Chart 16005

Source: Harper’s Weekly (December 2, 1871) “Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet

 

J H (1956)     The 19 ton 41 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel J H foundered March 20, 1956 off of Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 15 N 152 24 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 19 Gross 13 Net, Length 41.3, Breadth 12.8, Depth 5.3, Built 1947 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 165, SL WB5433, Owner C H Holifer, Registered Seattle, ON 253537

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) Pg 247, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 778

 

J H CROCKETT (1913)     The 15 ton 64 foot gas screw J H Crockett was burned in Smugglers Cove, Helm Bay December 22, 1913.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 34 30 N 131 56 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 14 Net, Length 64.6, Breadth 10.1, Depth 2.5, IHP 20, Built 1911 at Portland OR, Registered Portland OR, ON 210017

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1921) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 455, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1913) Pg 205, 3. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 230

 

J J (1926)     The 15 ton gas screw JJ was broken up and abandoned as unfit after the engine and fittings were salvaged on August 16, 1926 at Kodiak by owner and master J A Johnson.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 15 N 152 24 W   Chart 16594

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 10 Net, Age 4 years, Registered Seward, ON 222365

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by Johnson August 16, 1926

 

J T ROBINSON (1921)     The 18 ton wooden gas screw J T Robinson foundered and was lost along with five crewmen at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday October 5, 1921 on the Ahrnklin River Bar.  The salmon vessel was departing the Ahrnklin River bound for Yakutat and had no cargo aboard.  Weather was reported as bad with a southerly heavy wind and sea.  Lost were Bernard Knudsen, Andy Bergford, Ed Batton, John Terwick and Albert Iverson.  The J T Robinson was valued at $6,000 and had no insurance.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 25 45 N 139 32 20 W   Chart 16760

Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Built 1908, Registered Seattle, ON 209749, Master B A Williams of Seattle, Owners Libby, McNeill & Libby

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by B Svensson, General Superintendent for Libby, McNeill & Libby on October 29, 1921 in Seattle

 

JABEZ HOWES (1911)     The 219 foot three masted wooden sloop and cannery tender Jabez Howes drug anchor in a heavy storm at 4 a.m. Friday April 7, 1911 in Anchorage Bay near Chignik Alaska.  The vessel departed Astoria March 14, 1911 with a Chinese Cannery crew of 87 men aboard and a ship’s crew of 37 bound for Chignik Bay.  She was carrying supplies and machinery for a cannery and fishing supplies valued at $90,000 as cargo.  All those aboard were safely removed during the heavy storm that stranded the Jabez Howes, but the vessel later slipped into deep water and became a total loss.  Some cargo was salvaged.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 19 N 158 23 W   Chart 16566

Additional Information: Tonnage 1648 Gross 1521 Net, Built 1877 Newburyport Mass, Length 218.8, Breadth 40.1, Depth 26, Registered Astoria Oregon, ON 75966, Master Oscar Johnson of San Francisco, Owner Columbia River Packers Association of Astoria, Vessel Value $15,000, Vessel Insurance none, Cargo Insurance $90,000

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed by George H George, VP Columbia River Packers Association on July 15, 1911 at Astoria

 

JACK HORNER (1913)     The 50 ton 72 foot gas screw fishing vessel Jack Horner caught fire and became a total loss in Lynn Canal July 13, 1913.  The 6 crewmen aboard made it to safety.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 50 Gross 23 Net, Length 72, Breadth 16.2, Depth 7.5, IHP 80, Built 1911 at Seattle WA, Registered Port Townsend WA, ON 208459

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1914) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 429, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1913) Pg 207

 

JACKIE JAY (1989)     The 44 foot steel longline halibut fishing vessel Jackie Jay capsized and sank September 8, 1989 in Ursus Cove in the Barren Islands.  All four crewmembers escaped to a life raft where they drifted for four days until rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 32 N 153 40 W   Chart 16640

Comment: I have charted this wreck northwest of Saint Augustine Island as it is the only Ursus Cove I am aware of.  The Barren Island reference may be where the crew drifted four days later.  WG

Additional Information: ON 931364

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JACKIE-R (1998)     The 49 foot salmon seiner Jackie-R capsized and sank August 18, 1998 in Square Cove on the west coast of Admiralty Island in Chatham Strait.  Fish shifting on deck during a haul caused the disaster.  All five crewmembers abandoned ship to a skiff, were rescued and taken to Hoonah.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 58 40 N 134 45 45 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: ON 655483

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

 

JACOB A HOWLAND (1895)     The 355 ton whaling bark Jacob A Howland was lost at Strong Island in the South Pacific in 1895.  She was valued at $50,000 with cargo at the time of the casualty and was out of San Francisco whaling in the north Pacific.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska Unknown

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

 

JADE ALASKA (2007)     The 122 foot cod fish tender Jade Alaska flooded her engine room and sank February 20, 2007 at the south end of the Shelikof Strait near Kodiak Island.  All three crewmembers were rescued from a life raft by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 17 15 N 154 47 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. Kodiak Daily Mirror (February 20, 2007) “Boat Sinking in Shelikof, crew rescued”

 

JAGUAR (1964)     The 98 ton 64 foot steel oil screw Jaguar was reported lost in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964.  The Jaguar operated out of the Port Bailey Cannery of Kadiak Fisheries Company in Dry Spruce Bay on the north end of Kodiak Island in Kupreanof Strait.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 56 N 153 02 W   Chart 16594

Comment: This vessel was salvaged years later, rebuilt and renamed the Walter N.  She operates out of Kodiak as a crabber and fish tender.

Additional Information: Tonnage 98 Gross 66 Net, Length 64.5, Breadth 20.1, Depth 8, Built 1949 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 325, Service freight, SL WC2467, Owner Kadiak Fisheries Company, Registered Ketchikan, ON 257365

Sources: 1.Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 320, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

JAMES A BORLAND (1896)     The 145 foot 670 ton wooden bark James A Borland stranded at Tugidak Island and was lost at 4 p.m. Thursday September 10, 1896.  The crew of 13 and 4 passengers all survived.  The cargo of 27,333 cases of canned salmon worth $105,000 was lost along with the vessel valued at $9,000.  Conditions at the time of the tragedy were “thick fog, strong current…Light wind, no sea.”

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 30 N 154 40 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 670 Gross 636.69 Net, Length 145, Breadth 33, Depth 19, Built 1869 NY NY, Registered San Francisco, ON 75131, Owner Alaska Packers Association, Master F P Anderson of San Francisco, Last Port Karluk Alaska September 7, 1896, Destination San Francisco, Vessel Insurance none, Cargo Insurance $102,498

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed October 8, 1896 at San Francisco by vessel’s master

 

JAMES A HAMILTON (1889)     The 74 ton 82 foot wooden whaling schooner James A Hamilton was lost during the whaling season of 1889.  Newspapers report the James A Hamilton (J A Hamilton, Hamilton) departed California March 3, 1889 bound for Unalaska with her whaling crew and three passengers for the schooner Angel Dolly; Captain John Lee, a mate and a seaman.  The James A Hamilton was never heard from again.  Lost were her Captain – Alfred Ryder, First Mate – John Gifford, Third Mate – Thomas Foster, Boat Steerers – Peter Johnson, George Warren and Charles Fitzgerald, Seamen – Charles Frestrain, George Penson, William Brightman, John Wilson, Thomas F Quirk, Steuart Charles Thompson, John Santos, William Dodge, Alfred Christian, and Jas. Jackson, Cook – John F Bookey, Cabin Boy – Zachriah, and the three passengers.  The James A Hamilton was valued between $10,000 to $15,000 at the time of the disaster.

Mapping and Location: Alaska Unknown

Comment: The 81 foot schooner Otter and 57 foot schooner Annie were also lost with all hands along the same route the same time.  Rumors circulated that the three were lost in the gales of late March.

Additional Information: Tonnage 77.8 Gross 73.91 Net, Length 81.5, Breadth 24, Depth 7.5, Built 1885 at Benicia CA, Registered San Francisco, ON 76555, Owner Magee & Moore

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The Daily Alta California (July 25, 1889) “Probable Loss of Three Schooners Which Left Last March” Pg 2 Col 1, 3. Merchant Sailing Vessels of the United States (1888) Pg 152

 

JAMES ALLEN (1876)     The 349 ton wooden whaling bark James Allen was caught in the ice and abandoned NE of Point Barrow September 12, 1876.  The vessel was out of New Bedford, Mass. and valued at $36,000.  She was carrying 1,600 barrels of whale oil and 10,000 lbs of whale bone valued at $65,000.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   Unknown

Comments: Vessel by the same name and similar tonnage sinks in 1894 in Southwest Alaska

Sources: 1. U S Commission of Fish and Fisheries : The Fishery Industries of the United States Section 5 Volume II “Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet, 1876” Pgs 83-84, 2. Alaska File of the U S Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

JAMES ALLEN (1894)     The 117 foot 330 ton whaling bark James Allen struck a rock at the east end of Amlia Island at 1:30 a. m. May 11, 1894 and was lost with 25 souls.  She had sailed out of San Francisco April 14, 1894 bound for whaling in the Arctic Ocean with 49 crew and 9 passengers aboard.  The vessel was carrying about 250 tons of cargo and stores worth $30,000.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by Captain Arthur Huntley, master of the James Allen:

“Wind about 30 miles per hour, thick weather, dark.”  “Ship some 30 miles to the west of supposed position.”  “Sunken rock east end Amlia Island, Seguam Pass (One of the Aleutian Islands Lat 52N Lon 174) Hole in ships bottom caused by striking rock.”  “Striking three times; Nothing was seen of the rock.  Ship close hauled on the wind, heading to the NE.”  “At the time of this statement 15 men are unaccounted for. (Later report states 25 lost)”  “to myself and 16 men Capt. M Healy, U S S Bear rescued and provided for. Str. Dora rescued 8 others.”

The James Allen, worth $10,000 and her cargo were listed as total losses.  The vessel had $15,000 worth of insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 04 N 173 30 W   Chart 16012

Additional Information: Tonnage 330, Length 116.7, Breadth 27.8, Depth 17.1, Built 1877 at Bath ME, Registered San Francisco, ON 75940, Master J Arthur Huntley of San Francisco, Owner Jas. McKenna of San Francisco

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed by Huntley June 28, 1894

 

JAMES B WOOD (1925)     The schooner James B Wood became a total loss at Teller in 1925.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   65 16 N 166 22 W   Chart 16005

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 368

 

JAMES G SWAN (1903)     The 44 ton sealing schooner James G Swan foundered and was lost June 30, 1903 along the Alaska Coast.  The vessel was built in San Francisco in 1865 and valued at $6,000 with cargo at the time of the loss.

Mapping and Location: Unknown Alaska Coast

Comment: The M M Morrill, another sealing schooner, is reported lost the same day.  WG

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 94, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

JAMES H HAMILTON (1899)    The stern wheel steamer James H Hamilton struck a sand bar in the Yukon River in 1899 and became a total loss.  The accident was said to have “broken her back”.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska Unknown

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 52

 

JAMES SENNETT (1901)     The 195 foot 693 ton wooden four masted schooner James Sennett stranded in Unimak Pass and was lost at 10 p.m. Wednesday August 7, 1901 midway between Scotch Cap and Cape Sarichef.

“The schooner was on a return trip from Nome, Alaska, in ballast.  After passing through Unimak Pass in a light fog, while attempting to about ship, the vessel struck, two miles above Scotch Cap.  Captain Colstrup manned a boat and sailed to Dutch Harbor, then to Seattle for assistance.  Went back to attempt salvage of vessel, but found her all broken up.”

According to the Wreck Report filed by Captain John F Colstrup October 15, 1901, the crew of 12 all survived the disaster.  The James Sennett was valued at $56,000 of which almost all was lost, no insurance.  They had departed Saint Michaels July 27, 1901 bound for Port Townsend, Washington.  The vessel was in ballast with no cargo.  The conditions at the time were said to be thick weather, dark, tide rips and scuttle breeze.  Charts are now marked Sennett Point just north of the wreck site.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 29 N 164 54 30 W   Chart 16520

Additional Information: Tonnage 693, Length 194.5, Breadth 40, Depth 15.2, Built 1901 Marshfield Oregon, Registered San Francisco, ON 77453, Master J F Colstrup of San Francisco, Owner W G Tibbetts of Pacific Shipping of San Francisco

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed October 15, 1901 by Colstrup

 

JAMIE LYNN (1987)     The 93 foot crab fishing vessel Jamie Lynn sank April 21, 1987 approximately 90 miles north of Dutch Harbor.  The vessel was being towed by the processor Long Harbor.  The Jamie Lynn had been damaged earlier in Saint Paul Harbor.  Three crewmembers aboard the Jamie Lynn were lost including skipper Chris Clark of Cordova, Isaac Zacharof (23) of Saint Paul and Anton Kochegin (18) of Saint Paul.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 54 N 166 31 W   Chart 16011

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JANE A FALKENBERG (1903)     The 131 foot wooden barkentine Jane A Falkenberg ended her illustrious career October 26, 1903 when she was scuttled to become a breakwater at Saint Michael. Built at New Bedford in 1854 the barkentine reached the Pacific in 1855 and entered a long career along the west coast trade routes. In 1899 the Jane A Falkenberg was lost at sea on a trip from Port Hadlock to San Francisco. Her wrecked hulk was found adrift late that year by the tug Lorne and taken to Esquimalt Harbor, British Columbia for salvage.  The Seattle-Yukon Transportation Company purchased the Falkenberg and towed her to Seattle.  There she underwent extensive repairs and was outfitted to travel north to Nome with a cargo of lumber.  May 21, 1900 the steam tug Lakme was employed to tow the barkentine to Nome but encountered foul weather all the way north. The Jane A Falkenberg was abandoned at sea but later recovered by her tug.  The Lakme towed the damaged Jane A Falkenberg to Nome and sold the vessel and cargo as salvage.  At this point the Jane A Falkenberg was little more than a barge.  She was purchased by the Northern Commercial Company and towed to their dock at Saint Michael. There she was filled with stones and sand and scuttled in six feet of water nearby to act as a breakwater.

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

Comment: The October 26th date is that of the story announcing her demise. The actual scuttling may have been earlier. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 310.63 Gross 295.1 Net, Length 131, Breadth 29.6, Depth 11.6, Built New Bedford MA 1854, SL JGRQ, ON 13618

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1892) Pg 155, 2.  Seattle Daily Times (April 25, 1900) “Falkenberg brought here” Pg 3, 3. Seattle Daily Times (October 26, 1903) “Barkentine Falkenberg Destroyed” Pg 9, 4. San Francisco Call (June 30, 1900) “Unlucky Vessels” Front Page, 5.  Morning Oregonian (May 24, 1900) “Domestic and Foreign Ports” Pg 5

 

JANE GREY (1888)     The 109 ton schooner Jane Grey was caught in a lee shore during a tremendous gale and wrecked August 3, 1888 near Point Barrow.  Other vessels caught in the same event included the Mary & Susan, Fleetwing, Young Phoenix and Ino.  Many of the crews were rescued by the Revenue Cutter Bear.  The Jane Grey was registered in San Francisco and captained by W H Kelley.

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

Sources: 1. Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1961) Pg 361, 2. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

JANICE M (1990)     The 47 foot fiberglass longline fishing vessel Janice M caught fire from a leaky gas can placed near the cook stove and was abandoned September 23, 1990 off of Cape Hinchinbrook.  All three crewmembers escaped the burning vessel.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 14 N 146 39 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: ON 632332, Built 1981

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JANIE (1965)     The 12 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Janie was consumed by fire August 15, 1965 at Naknek.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 43 40 N 157 00 45 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 10 Net, Length 29.7, Breadth 11, Depth 4.9, Built 1958 at Eagledale WA, Horsepower 95, SL WP2005, Owner Arctic Maid Fisheries, Registered Seattle, ON 277132

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 324, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

JAPAN (1870)     The 140 foot whaling bark Japan was lost two miles NW of East Cape October 10, 1870.  A diminishing gale and heavy fog were said to have contributed to the casualty.  The Japan was out of Sydney, Australia

Mapping and Location: Siberia

Sources: 1. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914, 2. BOEMRE Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JAPAN (1907)     The British barge Japan was totally destroyed by an explosion of dynamite aboard July 10, 1907.  The entire crew of the Japan were killed along with one crewman (Ernest Strand) from the vessel Marion, which was towing the Japan.  The tragedy occurred while traveling from Ketchikan to Nobles, British Columbia.  The location was off of Bold Island in Revillagigedo Channel.  The Japan was valued at $1,500 and her cargo at $4,500.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 15 N 131 25 W   Chart 17434

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Alaska Packers Association Records (1982Microfilm)

 

JARL (1973)     The oil screw Jarl foundered and was lost September 16, 1973 in Bristol Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 N 162 W   Chart 16006

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JAVA (1877)     The 309 ton whaling bark Java was lost June of 1877 while whaling in the Arctic.  She departed New Bedford, Mass in the same year and was reported to be carrying her catch of whale oil and bone.  U S Revenue Cutter Service files from the period list the vessel as lost in the Bering Sea.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska Unknown

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

 

JAVA (2004)     The 39 foot fishing vessel Java capsized and sank in deep water August 8, 2004 in the Shelikof Strait near Uyak Bay.  The crew was hauling a load of salmon aboard when the disaster occurred.  All crewmembers were rescued from a skiff hours later by the fishing vessel Lady Aleutian.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 48 N 154 04 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. Kodiak Daily Mirror (August 18, 2004) “Fishing boat update: Java case is closed, Provision to scuttle”

 

JAVA 2nd (1876)     The 290 ton wooden bark Java 2nd was caught in the ice and abandoned northeast of Point Barrow September 12, 1876.  The Java 2nd was out of New Bedford, Mass and valued at $25,000 at the time of the disaster.  She was carrying 800 barrels of whale oil and 3,000 lbs. of whale bone valued at $28,000.

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

Sources: 1. Alaska Packers Association Records (1982 Microfilm), 2. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

JAY M (1951)     The 9 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jay M burned November 3, 1951 in Affleck Canal.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 05 N 134 03 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 29.1, Breadth 9.6, Depth 4.9, Built 1928 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 13, Owner Charles W Yancey, Registered Ketchikan, ON 233959

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 250, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 743

 

JEAN (1937)     The 8 ton gas screw fishing vessel Jean was destroyed by an explosion and fire at 5:30 p.m. September 15, 1937 at Six Mile Point in Blake Channel.  The two crewmen survived and were treated for burns after being picked up by vessel 31B470.  According to the report of casualty filed by Virgil Hulse, a member of the crew; the bottom of the gas tank fell out causing the explosion and fire.  Hulse and master Warren Powers of Wrangell had left that day for a fishing trip with an expected return to Wrangell.  The Jean was valued at $2,500 and had no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 20 N 132 W   Chart 17385

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 5 Net, Built 1911, Registered Wrangell, ON 233392, Owner M J Antonich of Wrangell, Conditions calm, foggy, dusk

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Wrangell November 13, 1937

 

JEAN (1964)     The 7 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jean foundered July 3, 1964 at Cape Chacon.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 41 30 N 132 00 50 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 29.5, Breadth 9.4, Depth 4.5, Built 1928 at Port Madison WA, Horsepower 8, Owner Floyd H Madsen, Registered Ketchikan, ON 237122

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 326, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1169

 

JEAN MARIE (1941)     The 15 ton 38 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jean Marie burned off of Kruzof Island July 19, 1941.  The one person aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 10 N 135 40 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 12 Net, Length 38.4, Breadth 11.5, Depth 4.4, Built 1927 at Port Angeles WA, Horsepower 30, Owner W L Rottluff, Registered Sitka, ON 226704

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 511, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1941) Pg 178

 

JEAN O (1955)     The 13 ton 39 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Jean O burned September 26, 1955 at Controller Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 05 N 144 15 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Gross 9 Net, Length 39.6, Breadth 10.9, Depth 4.2, Built 1942 at Ipswich WA, Former Name C-27 (U S A), Horsepower 160, Owner Charles Durant, Registered Juneau, ON 249746

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 267, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

JEANE (1943)     The 36 ton 58 foot wooden gas screw Jeane was consumed by fire at Cordova June 24, 1943.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 145 45 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 36 Gross 30 Net, Length 58.8, Breadth 14.1, Depth 5.3, Built 1919 at Seattle, Service freight, Crew 4, Horsepower 50 (Brake), Owner Pioneer Canneries, Registered Cordova, ON 217779

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 754, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 181

 

JEANIE (1984)     The fishing vessel Jeanie burned and sank September 3, 1984 at Point Retreat northwest of Juneau.  Both persons on board were rescued by the Alaska State Ferry LeConte and taken to Auke Bay.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 24 45 N 134 57 15 W   Chart 17300

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JEANNE MARIE (2000)     The 30 foot fiberglass gillnet salmon fishing vessel Jeanne Marie flooded from the stern and was lost June 29, 2000 in Nushagak Bay 10 to 15 miles south of Ekuk.  Both crewmembers were rescued from the water by the fishing vessel Norquest and taken to Dillingham by the fishing vessel Snookie.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 49 N 158 33 30 W   Charts 16006, 16322

Additional Information: ON 593722

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

 

JEANNIE LEE (1969)     The gas screw Jeannie Lee burned November 11, 1969 in Pirates Cove, Sitka Sound.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 59 15 N 135 22 W   Chart 17326

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JEFFERY ALLEN (1978)     The 75 foot vessel Jeffery Allen foundered August 24, 1978 southwest of Puale Bay on the Alaska Peninsula.  Three of the four crewmen, Rusty Slayton, Jeff Slayton and Mike Carroll were rescued by the vessel Cape Fairwell.  The fourth crewman, Donald Corzine (28), was lost with the Jeffery Allen.  The vessel was salvaged in October of 1979.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 41 N 155 29 W   Chart 16013

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Communication to alaskashipwreck.com on January 15, 2016 from crew member of sister ship.

 

JEFFRON (1982)     The fish processor Jeffron caught fire and was lost August 30, 1982 in Captains Bay, Unalaska Island.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 52 N 166 34 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JENNIE (1903)     The cannery steamer Jennie stranded and sank at Denman Island in 1903.

Mapping and Location: British Columbia

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 94

 

JENNIE (1942)     The 20 ton 41 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jennie foundered August 31, 1942 in north Port Alice, Heceta Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 50 N 133 36 W   Chart 17400

Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 16 Net, Length 41.7, Breadth 12.6, Depth 4.7, Built 1911 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 35, Owner New England Fish Company, Registered Seattle, ON 208751

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 755, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) Pg 176

 

JENNIE D (1997)     The 35 foot herring fishing vessel Jennie D grounded and sank after experiencing engine failure February 28, 1997 one mile south of Cape Paramanof, Afognak Island.  Both persons aboard abandoned the vessel to a skiff and were later rescued by the U S Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 18 20 N 153 03 30 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON 636407

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

 

JENNY (1989)     The 52 foot converted landing craft fishing vessel Jenny experienced a mechanical failure that caused the vessel to sink September 17, 1989 near Seal Rock southwest of Seward.  Both crewmembers made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 31 25 N 149 37 32 W   Chart 16640

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JEREMIAH (1980)     The 42 foot fishing vessel Jeremiah caught fire and sank May 1, 1980 two miles north of Tonki Cape.  The two crewmen aboard were rescued by the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Tustamena.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 21 N 151 59 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JERICHO (1942)     The 14 ton 39 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jericho was consumed by fire August 17, 1942 one half mile west of the entrance to Hawk Inlet.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 05 30 N 134 46 30 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 14 Gross 9 Net, Length 39.1, Breadth 11.6, Depth 4.5, Built 1931 at Hoonah, Horsepower 12 (Brake) Crew 5, Owner Harry Douglas, Registered Juneau, ON 231290

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 755, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) Pg 177

 

JERRY (1953)     The 16 ton 52 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jerry was consumed by fire May 20, 1953 in the harbor at Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 145 45 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 11 Net, Length 52, Breadth 11.2, Depth 3.4, Built 1901 at Ballard WA, Former Names Emma and Zarembo, Horsepower 76, SL WA6342, Owner John Rozanski, Registered Juneau, ON 136919

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 269, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 749

 

JESSEL (1965)     The 16 ton 36 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jessel burned October 22, 1965 at Gould Island, Prince of Wales Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 17 N 132 36 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 11 Net, Length 36.7, Breadth 12.1, Depth 5, Built 1950 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 141, SL WC7153, Owner Charles L Arrington, Registered Ketchikan, ON 259500

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 330, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1169

 

JESSICA B (1990)     The 77 foot fishing vessel Jessica B was forced ashore and lost December 28, 1990 at Kashega Bay on Unalaska Island.  All hands were rescued.  Attempts to salvage the vessel were futile.  All pollutants were removed from the Jessica B and she was left on the rocks where she went aground.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   53 28 50 N 167 10 30 W   Chart 16011

Comment: The captain of the Jessica B is lost six months later in Atka Pass on the Betty B.  WG

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JESSIE (1898)     The 65 ton small freight steamer Jessie was lost with all but one of her passengers and crew of 19 at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River June 28, 1898.  The vessel was reported swamped in turbulent waters.  News of the tragedy was brought to Saint Michael by a trader named Ling.  He reported that the 18 miners who were aboard from the Columbia Exploration Company were either lost in the wreck or massacred by Indians.  The Indians were said to have also looted or destroyed the Minerva, a barge which the Jessie had been towing along with another unknown barge.  Lost were captain J T Murphy of Bowling Green KY, E S Lines of Seattle, A C Stetson of Seattle, R P Frierson of Gallatin TN, W T Payton of Gallatin TN, C H Mitchell of Gallatin TN, H C Hart of Gallatin TN, engineer Kessler from Wisconsin, Mr Smallhouse of Louisville, Eli Knudson of Genesee ID, H C Hadron of Seattle, O E Aurud of Seattle, Dave Allen of Kentucky, Moravian Missionary Reverend H Weber with wife and child, two Indian pilots and a Japanese cook.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   60 N 162 15 W   Chart 16006

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 42, 3. The Morning Oregonian (September 13, 1898) “Eighteen Were Lost” Pg 3

 

JESSIE (1900)     The 54 foot 38 ton wooden schooner Jessie stranded and was lost September 12, 1900 at Nome.  No one was aboard at the time of the casualty.  The Jessie was from Port Angeles, Washington where she was built in 1894.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 38 Gross 36 Net, Length 54.4, Breadth 17.3, Depth 6.9, ON 77167

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1909) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 389, 2. Alaska Packers Association Records (1982 Microfilm)

 

JESSIE (1904)     H J Burkhart was the master of the vessel towing the 44 ton wooden scow Jessie when she broke her towline and went adrift at noon Sunday December 11, 1904.  The vessels had departed Ketchikan December 2, 1904 bound for Niblack, Alaska.  The scow was carrying about 60 tons of lumber and shingles worth $440.  Somewhere near Chasina Point on Prince of Wales Island two miles north of Wedge Island, the Jessie went ashore and broke up on the rocks.  Burkhart had cruised in the vicinity four hours but found the seas too high to approach the scow.  The Jessie was valued at $500 and had no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 16 50 N 132 01 30 W   Chart 17436

Additional Information: Built 1903, Registered Ketchikan, ON 162000, Owner Dolonie Lumber Company of Dolonie

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Ketchikan December 13, 1904 by Burkhart

 

JESSIE H FREEMAN (1897)     The 516 ton steam whaling bark Jessie H Freeman was crushed in the ice and abandoned September 22, 1897 off the Seahorse Islands.  The crew escaped to the Belvedere and later walked to Point Barrow to spend the winter.  The vessel was burned accidentally by Eskimos and sank.  The Jessie H Freeman was valued at $50,000 with her cargo of whale oil, bone and supplies.  She had departed San Francisco March 9, 1894 bound for whaling in the Arctic.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 53 N 158 42 W   Chart 16005

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

 

JESSIE MINOR (1911)     The 129 foot 261 ton wooden schooner Jessie Minor was blown ashore in a gale in Nelson Lagoon at noon Thursday August 3, 1911.  The crew of 11, with owner W S E Jorgensen of San Francisco as master, all survived the tragedy.  The Jessie Minor, valued at $10,000 became a total loss.  The $20,000 worth of salt and empty barrels weighing 200 tons was salvaged.  Conditions at the time were reported as a 40 mile wind and rough seas.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 N 161 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 261 Gross 219 Net, Length 129, Breadth 32.5, Depth 9.2, Built 1883 at Fairhaven California, Registered San Francisco, ON 76473, Last Port San Francisco April 13, 1911, Destination Nelson Lagoon

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed September 18, 1911 by Jorgensen in San Francisco

 

JEWEL (1951)     The 11 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jewel foundered November 15, 1951 in Chatham Strait.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 03 N 134 32 S   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 33.7, Breadth 10.5, Depth 4.9, Built 1913 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 115, SL WC6098, Owner Edwin M Halvorsen, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 244250

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 270, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 749

 

JEWEL GUARD (1935)     The 12 ton gas screw Jewel Guard foundered on the beach at Spruce Creek, 8 miles below Solomon early in the morning July 28, 1935.  A strong gale arose around 4 a.m. and stranded the Jewel Guard.  Owner and master H Ewert and one crewman attempted to free the vessel using her own power and anchor lines, but the very heavy surf washed the Jewel Guard up onto the beach and completely destroyed it.  The crew survived, but the vessel, worth $3,000 and a cargo of small articles of merchandise worth $25 was lost with no insurance.  The only assistance available was rendered by Knute Drange.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 34 N 164 26 W   Chart 16200

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 10 Net, Built 1916, Registered Nome, ON 216923, Last Port Nome July 27, 1935, Destination Spruce Creek and Solomon

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Nome August 7, 1935 by Ewert

 

JIM (1994)     The tug Jim was scuttled in deep water March 4, 1994 just south of Fourth of July Creek near Seward.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 05 45 N 149 22 W   Chart 16682

Source: Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

JIM ALICE (1964)     The fishing vessel Jim Alice was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Valdez.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 07 N 146 16 W   Chart 16700

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JINKO MARU (1871)     The Japanese junk Jinko Maru washed ashore at Adak May 15, 1871 with three surviving crew aboard.  The vessel was travelling from Ise to Kamano, Japan with a cargo of rice in November of 1870 when she lost her rudder and masts in a storm and went adrift.  The survivors were eventually taken to San Francisco aboard the H M Hutchinson.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   51 45 N 176 45 W   Chart 16471

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JINNY C (1963)     The 72 ton 68 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Jinny C stranded and was lost October 13, 1963 at Crescent Bay.  Wreckage from a vessel, a skeleton and a bowl were found by ADF&G personnel in August of 1982 at Bechevin Bay.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   52 02 15 N 175 14 W   Chart 16480

Additional Information: Tonnage 72 Gross 49 Net, Length 68.2, Breadth 17.4 Depth 9, Built 1930 at Seattle WA, Former Name Edgar C, Horsepower 230, SL WA4467, Owner W A Ritter & Company, Registered Seattle WA, ON 229644

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 309, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 964, 3. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JO (1958)     The 11 ton 31 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jo was consumed by fire July 24, 1958 at Canoe Pass in Prince William Sound.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 32 N 146 08 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 31.3, Breadth 10.5, Depth 5.3, Built unknown, Horsepower 93, Owner Wesley H Coonen, Registered Juneau, ON 245702

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 272, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

JO (1964)     The 12 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Jo was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Valdez.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 07 N 146 16 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 8 Net, Length 33.7, Breadth 10.2, Depth 5.7, Built 1950 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 115, SL WD3179, Owner Slim Blood, Registered Seattle, ON 259745

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 320, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1004

 

JOAN (1932)     The 26 ton 44 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Joan foundered near Prince of Wales Island August 4, 1932.  The three persons aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 21 30 N 133 36 15 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 26 Gross 18 Net, Length 44.5, Breadth 13, Depth 6, Built 1930 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 50, Owner William H White, Registered Ketchikan, ON 230189

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1934) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1007, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1933) Pgs 380-1

 

JOANN (1979)     The 86 foot vessel Joann sank April 18, 1979.  All crewmen were rescued by the Yankee Clipper.

Mapping and Location: Unknown

Source: Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak)

 

JOANNE (1964)     The 12 ton 39 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Joanne 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

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 8 Net, Length 39.6, Breadth 10.9, Depth 4.2, Built 1942 at San Pedro CA, Former Name C-9432 (U S N), Horsepower 43, SL WH6713, Owner Archie Hubley, Registered Juneau, ON 256875

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 322

 

JODOHA (1964)     The 9 ton 35 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Jodoha was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Valdez.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 07 N 146 16 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 35.6, Breadth 10.5, Depth 3.8, Built 1944 at New Orleans LA, Former Name C-51408 (U S N), Horsepower 180, Owner George E Seagrave, Registered Juneau, ON 275865

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 335, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1169

 

JODY ANN (1994)     The 82 foot crab fishing vessel Jody Ann flooded from the stern and sank February 25, 1994 in the Bering Sea northwest of Saint Paul Island.  All five crewmembers were rescued by the U S Coast Guard.

Mapping and Location: Southwest Alaska   57 10 N 170 15 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 544481

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JOE MATHEWS (1899)     The 31 ton steamer Joe Mathews parted her anchor cable and stranded at 3 p.m. Sunday June 25, 1899 at the mouth of the Snake River near Cape Nome.  There were 12 passengers and 5 crew aboard whom all managed to escape to safety.  W K Baillie of Everett, Washington was the master of the vessel. He attempted to get out to sea but the 45 mile winds and high seas were too much.  The Joe Mathews was carrying a 17 ton cargo of general merchandise worth $5,000 which was all salvaged.  The Captain made a wreck report to inspectors at Saint Michael about July 5, 1899 and listed the vessel as a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 28 N 164 57 W   Chart 16200

Comments : Same name and ON sinks in 1910.  H W McCurdy lists this vessel lost in 18999 as the George Mathews (Pg 52).  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 31 Gross 12 Net, Length 45.8, Breadth 14.6, Depth 4.8, Built 1898 Everett WA, Registered Everett WA, ON 77286, Owner Cascade Development Co of Everett WA, Last Port Saint Michaels June 21, 1899, Destination Cape Nome, Vessel Value $5,000, Insurance None

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Everett WA March 10, 1900 by Baillie

 

JOE MATHEWS (1900)     The tug Joe Mathews was wrecked in a storm on Nome Beach October 31, 1900 along with many other vessels.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 28 N 164 57 W   Chart 16200

Comments : Probably same as 1899 and 1910 of same name.  WG

Source: Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

JOE MATHEWS (1910)     The 46 foot wooden gas screw Joe Mathews was destroyed by ice 3 miles NW of Cape Darby at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday June 21, 1910.  The vessel departed Nome June 18, 1910 bound for Golovin with 19 passengers and 3 crew.  She was carrying a 15 ton cargo of 3,000 feet of lumber worth $5,000.  According to the report filed by her master, R J Healy of Nome, ice closed in around the vessel and nothing could be done.  The Revenue cutter Bear arrived at noon on the 21st “and rendered what service she could”.  Conditions at the time were reported as dead calm.  The passengers and crew made it to safety but the Joe Mathews and her cargo were listed as total losses.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   64 19 N 162 47 W   Chart 16200

Additional Information: Tonnage 31 Gross 12 Net, Length 45.8, Breadth 14.6, Depth 4.8, Built 1898 Everett WA, Registered Everett WA, ON 77286, Owner J Myron Haley of Nome, Vessel Value $5,000, Insurance none

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at Nome June 23, 1910

 

JOHN A COONEY (1934)     The 30 ton 55 foot wooden oil screw cod fishing vessel John A Cooney foundered at Nashawena Island April 4, 1934.  This wreck is reported as happening in Alaska on the 1934 Merchant Vessels Lost list but it is likely Nashawena Island in Massachusetts.

Mapping and Location: Unknown

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1934) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1007, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1933) Pgs 382-3

 

JOHN AND OLAF (1974)     The 161 ton 80 foot steel oil screw fishing vessel John and Olaf iced up in a severe storm in Portage Bay January 16, 1974 and washed up on the rocks in Jute Bay.  All four crewmen were lost.  Aboard were John Blaalid, Arthur H Gilbert, David A Gilbert and Ivar Gjerde; all Kodiak residents.  The icy winds at the time were reported at over 100 miles an hour and seas at 40 feet.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 32 30 N 155 51 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 161 Gross 116 Net, Length 79.9, Breadth 24.1, Depth 11.5, Built 1968 at Mobile AL, Former Name Ruth McKenzie, Horsepower 510, SL WY4989, ON 516760

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) Pg 531, 2. Unofficial Wreck List

 

JOHN CARVER (1886)     The 319 ton whaling bark John Carver was crushed in the ice and abandoned north of Saint Lawrence Island, 25 miles south of King Island June 21, 1886.  The vessel drifted eventually to Cape Thompson.  The crew was picked up by the bark Atlantic after being in boats 33 hours.  The John Carver with cargo was worth $50,000.  She was carrying 570 barrels of sperm oil, 1,080 barrels of whale oil, and 7,500 lbs. of whale bone.  The cargo was salvaged.  The vessel had left San Francisco December 5, 1885.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   68 08 40 N 165 58 40 W   Chart 16005

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

 

JOHN CURRIER (1907)     The 236 foot 1945 ton wooden ship John Currier stranded on a sand bar near Cape Rozhnof near Nelson Lagoon at 1:30 a.m. Friday August 9, 1907.  She had departed Nushagak August 4, 1904 with a crew of 105 and 140 other employees, bound for Astoria, Oregon.  She also had a cargo of about 2,200 tons of canned salmon worth $125,000.  At the time of the tragedy there was a strong inshore current, fresh westerly wind, thick fog and rough sea.  The ship was full of water two hours after striking.  All hands were landed in ship’s boats August 9th.  The Revenue cutter McCullough took them from Nelson’s Lagoon September 11, 1907 to Unalaska.  The John Currier broke up in a SW gale September 10, 1907.  The vessel was worth $20,000 and had no insurance.  The cargo was insured for about $125,000.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 58 N 160 57 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 1945 Gross 1812 Net, Length 235.8, Breadth 42.8, Depth 26.8, Built 1882 Newburyport MA, Registered San Francisco, ON 76358, Master P S Murchison of San Francisco, Owner California Shipping Co of San Francisco

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed October 17, 1907 by C Ryder, President of California Shipping

 

JOHN D (1968)     The gas screw John D was consumed by fire June 29, 1968 near the small boat harbor at Homer.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 37 N 151 27 W   Chart 16640

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JOHN F MILLER (1908)     The 107 foot 170 ton wooden schooner John F Miller parted her anchor chains in a severe gale and stranded at East Anchor Cove on Unimak Island January 8, 1908.  There were 7 crew and 30 fishermen aboard bound for Bear Harbor.  The crew of the John F Miller was attempting to salvage the 127 ton cod schooner Glen, which had wrecked in East Anchor Cove under similar conditions several months before.  Both vessels were owned by Pacific States Trading Company.  Survivors were picked up by boats from the fishing station after daylight.  !0 perished in the disaster.  Lost were Harry Hanson (48) of Sweden, Pete Johnson (24) of Norway, Samuel Smith (42) of the U.S., Charles Stoppy (23 ) of Finland, C Flink (38) of Finland, K Lund (27) of Norway, A Christensen (26) of Norway, Gust. Holmlom (48) of Finland, F Wideken (32) of Germany and C. Nelson (28) of Denmark.  The John F Miller was valued at $6,000 and was carrying a 220 ton cargo of salt and provisions valued at $4,000.  All was lost.  The insurance on the vessel was $1,500 and there was none on the cargo.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 41 30 N 163 04 W   Chart 16535

Additional Information: Tonnage 170, Length 107, Breadth 30.6, Depth 9, Built 1882 San Francisco, Registered San Francisco, ON 76311, Master M G Kelton of Oakland, Owner Pacific State Trading of San Francisco, Last Port San Francisco November 23, 1907

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report filed by Kelton at San Francisco March 24, 1908, 2. Pacific Cod Fisheries DOC Document # 830 (1916) Pg 107

 

JOHN H DWIGHT (1920)     The 221 ton wood barge John H Dwight went on the rocks in a 40 mile an hour SE gale at Saint Michael August of 1920 and became a total loss.  The only one aboard at the time of the casualty was her master A F Zipf of Seattle.  Zipf was able to escape to safety, but the John H Dwight, valued at $15,000 became a complete wreck and was abandoned.  There was no cargo aboard.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 221 Gross and Net, Built 1898 Dutch Harbor, Registered Saint Michael, ON 46537, Owner Northern Navigation Co, Insurance none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at St Michael June 30, 1921 by E P De Pue, Agent for Northern Navigation Company

 

JOHN HANCOCK (1893)     The 144 foot 168 ton wood cod fishing schooner John Hancock broke loose from her moorings at the Sand Point Wharf and stranded during a hurricane at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday March 7, 1893.  The eight crewmen escaped to safety, but the vessel, valued at $6,000 and her 80 ton cargo of salt and provisions, valued at $2,000 were totally lost.  There was no insurance on the John Hancock and only $1,000 worth on her cargo.  The John Hancock had been constructed at the Boston Navy Yard as a government tug in 1850 and then became a practice ship at Annapolis MD at the Naval Academy a year later.  She was later armed with brass six pound cannon and sent to the Gulf of Mexico as a man-of-war.  She returned to New York and then on to Boston where she was refitted and became Commodore Perry’s Flagship.  Later the John Hancock was in service with the state department and finally acted as a powder magazine in Mission Bay on the west coast.  Her colorful career was ended as a cod schooner at Sand Point, Alaska March 7, 1893.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 167.62, Length 143.7, Breadth 23.5, Depth 8.5, Built 1850 Charlston, Mass., Master F M Gaffney of San Francisco, Owners Lynde and Hough, Last Port San Francisco February 8, 1893, Destination Sand Point

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report filed by Gaffney May 1, 1893 at San Francisco, 2. Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1961) Pg 412

 

JOHN HOWLAND (1883)     The 384 ton whaling bark John Howland was stove in by ice, abandoned and condemned south of Point Hope July 17, 1883.  She was valued at $32,000 with her cargo of whale oil and bone.  The vessel had departed San Francisco December 9, 1882 to whale in the Arctic.  The John Howland caught fire July 20, 1883 and sank on July 21st.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   68 21 N 166 47 W   Chart 16003

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914 Microcopy 641

 

JOHN J HEALY (1903)     The river steamer John J Healy was lost at Saint Michael October 12, 1903.

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

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

 

JOHN J MITCHELL (1905)     The 80 ton wooden barge John J Mitchell stranded and wrecked in the Yukon Flats near Fort Yukon August 5, 1905.  She was valued at $10,000 with cargo at the time of the casualty.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska   66 34 N 145 16 W

Additional Information: Tonnage 80, Built 1898, ON 46538

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 115, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1906) Pg 387

 

JOHN JASON (1983)     The crab fishing vessel John Jason flooded and sank February 5, 1983 in Knight Island Passage, Prince William Sound.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 15 N 148 W   Chart 16700

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JOHN P GAINES (1943)     The 7,176 ton 422 foot steam powered Liberty Ship John P Gaines broke in two and foundered November 24, 1943 at 55 15 N 155 W.  Ten lives were lost in the disaster.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 15 N 155 W   Chart 16013

Comment: These coordinates are SW of Chirikof Island, south of Kodiak Island.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 7,176 Gross 4,380 Net, Length 422.8, Breadth 57, Depth 34.8, Built 1943 at Portland OR, Service freight, Crew 44, Horsepower 2,500, Owner U S War Shipping Administration, SL KXQZ, Registered Portland OR, ON 243864

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 776, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 46

 

JOHN REILLY (1905)     The 100 foot 200 ton wood steamer John Reilly was blown onto the beach and lost four miles east of Cape Blossom, Kotzebue Sound at 11:55 p.m. Friday October 13, 1905.  The six crewmen escaped to the beach, but the John Reilly, valued at $10,000 was lost.  The John Reilly had departed Keewalik that day bound for Kotzebue with ten tons of general merchandise, worth $2,000 aboard.  A small amount of the cargo was salvaged. “The only assistance rendered was by Herman Bernhardt, chief engineer, and other members of the crew, who stood in water for hours trying to catch a line from those (myself and captain) on board.”  The vessel had no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Westcentral Alaska   66 44 N 162 30 W   Chart 16003

Additional Information: Tonnage 200 Gross 143 Net, Length 100, Breadth 22, Depth 5, Service Inland Freight, Built 1898 St Lawrence Island, Registered St Michael, ON 77391, Master H Theilen of Shungnak, Owner M F Moran of Shungnak

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed by Moran February 15, 1906

 

JOHN STRAUB (1944)     The 7,176 ton 422 foot steam powered Liberty Ship John Straub exploded, broke in two and sank April 19, 1944 approximately 20 miles southeast of Sanak Island.  55 perished in the disaster and 15 survived.  The John Straub was a U S Army transport ship carrying a highly flammable fuel cargo from Port Townsend to Dutch Harbor.  The ship may have hit a Japanese mine or been sunk by Japanese submarine I-180.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 23 N 162 35 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 7,176 Gross 4,380 Net, Length 422.8, Breadth 57, Depth 34.8, Built 1943 at Portland OR, Service freight, Crew 44, Horsepower 2,500, SL KVCR, Owner U S War Shipping Administration, Registered Portland OR, ON 244753

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 776, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 45, 3. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JOHN-WAYNE (1964)     The 16 ton 34 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel John-Wayne was consumed by fire January 25, 1964 at Alitak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 56 40 N 154 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 14 Net, Length 34.4, Breadth 12, Depth 4.5, Built 1946 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 100, SL WA6541, Owner Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Registered Bellingham WA, ON 250496

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 326, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1004

 

JOHN WELLS (1871)     The 357 ton wooden whaling bark John Wells was abandoned in the ice near Point Belcher September 14, 1871.  She was out of New Bedford, Mass and valued at $40,000 at the time of the disaster.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 47 40 N   159 39 02 W   Chart 16003

Source: Harper’s Weekly (December 2, 1871) “Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet”

 

JOHNNY E (1961)     The 24 ton 44 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Johnny E burned in June of 1961 at the Icy Straits Cannery.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   Unknown

Additional Information: Tonnage 24 Gross 16 Net, Length 44.5, Breadth 14.8, Depth 5.6, Built 1914 at Gig Harbor WA, Horsepower 110, SL WC6480, Owner William N Dick, Registered Juneau, ON 212274

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 340, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1169

 

JOHNNY O (1962)     The 7 ton 27 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Johnny O stranded and was lost October 22, 1962 at Thomas Basin, Ketchikan.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 27.6, Breadth 8.4, Depth 4, Built 1917 at Tacoma WA, Former Name Alice E, Horsepower 50, Owner John C O’Conner, Registered Ketchikan, ON 234807

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 340, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1169

 

JOSEPH (1995)     The 50 foot wooden salmon seiner Joseph ran aground and sank July 17, 1995 on Point Augusta.  All five crewmembers were rescued by another fishing vessel.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 02 25 N 134 57 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: ON 212947

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

 

JOSEPH PULITZER (1920)     The 73 ton 75 foot two masted gas screw power schooner Joseph Pulitzer foundered at Aniakchak Bay December 18, 1920 while on a mail run from Seward westward.  The 8 persons aboard made it to safety.  The vessel was originally built for N Y Times publisher Joseph Pulitzer as a gaff rigged schooner but later became a pilot boat in New York and later the Columbia Bar.  Power was added in 1920 and the vessel was put to service as a mail carrier between Seward and the Aleutians.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 42 N 157 22 W   Chart 16568

Additional Information: Tonnage 73 Gross 63 Net, Length 75, Breadth 22, Depth 7.4, Service freight, Crew 7, Built 1894 at Essex MA, Registered Portland OR, ON 77123

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 313, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1925) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 837, 4. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1922) Pg 263

 

JOSEPH RUSS (1912)     The 124 foot 247 ton wooden schooner Joseph Russ stranded on the NE coast of Chirikof Island and was lost at 12:30 a.m. April 21, 1912.  35 of the 36 crew made it to safety, but John Jorgenson perished in the disaster.  The Joseph Russ had departed Seattle April 7, 1912 bound for Lost Harbor and cod fishing in the Bering Sea.  She was carrying a cargo of 300 tons of salt, dories and fishing gear valued at $5,000.  The following are excerpts from the Wreck Report filed by W T Robinson, President of Robinson Fisheries, and owner of the Joseph Russ:

“NE coast of Cherikof Island, Alaska.”  “Stranded”  “30 miles (wind), dark thick night, currents; tides and possible deviation in compass (causes)”  “Was in breakers and everything done to save her.”  “2 dories with 6 men rowed to Chignik Bay for assistance, and were successful in having the Str. Dora rescue the men and take them to Seattle by Str. Bertha.”

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 247 Gross 235 Net, Length 124, Breadth 30, Depth 9.6, Built 1881 Eureka CA, Registered Seattle, ON 76283, Master C Foss of Seattle, Vessel Value $8,500, Vessel Insurance $7,500, Cargo Insurance $3,500

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed June 8, 1912 at Puget Sound Collection District

 

JOSEPHINE (1876)     The 363 ton whaling bark Josephine was caught in the ice and abandoned NE of Pt Barrow September 12, 1876.  The vessel was out of New Bedford MA and worth $57,000 with her cargo of 1,400 barrels of whale oil and 10,000 lbs. of whale bone.

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

Sources: 1. U S Commission of Fish and Fisheries: The Fishery Industries of the United States Section 5 Volume II “Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet, 1876” Pgs 83-84

2.  Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

JOSEPHINE I (1961)     The 14 ton 38 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Josephine I was consumed by fire June 1, 1961 at Juneau.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 14 Gross 9 Net, Length 38, Breadth 11, Depth 4.4, Built 1913 at Poulsbo WA, Horsepower 140, SL WA6583, Owner Woodrow Emil Anderson, Registered Bellingham WA, ON 211600

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 287, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 903

 

JOSIE (1933)     The 18 ton 41 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Josie burned at Karheen August 16, 1933.  There was no one aboard at the time of the casualty.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 48 45 N 133 18 35 W   Charts 17400, 17403

Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Length 41.5, Breadth 13.1, Depth 4.7, Built 1910 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 30, Owner Libby McNeil & Libby, Registered Seattle, ON 207122

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1934) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1007, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1933) Pgs 384-5

 

JOY SEAS (1990)     The 32 foot fishing vessel Joy Seas grounded and was lost October 19, 1990 in Bass Harbor, Prince William Sound.  All five crewmembers were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 37 30 N 147 24 30 W   Chart 16705

Additional Information: ON AK06618B

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JOYCELYN (2001)     The 50 foot salmon seiner Joycelyn capsized September 1, 2001 near Warren Island 75 miles northwest of Ketchikan.  An empty fish hold with a seine and seine skiff on the deck may have led to the instability of the vessel.  All four crewmen were rescued by the U S Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa.  Three of the crewmen were only wearing floatation devices and suffered from hypothermia.  The fourth had on a survival suit and did not require medical treatment.  Salvage of the Joycelyn was under consideration.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 53 N 133 53 W   Chart 17400

Additional Information: ON 234751

Source: U S C G News Release (September 1, 2001) “Coast Guard rescues four fishermen after vessel capsizes”

 

JR (1953)     The 9 ton wooden gas screw Jr. burned October 9, 1953 at 55 14.6 N Lat. 131 26.5 W Long. in southeast Alaska.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 14 36 N 131 26 30 W   Chart 17420

Comment: The coordinates given put the disaster in the vicinity of Bold Island.  WG

Additional Information:  Tonnage 9 Gross, Built 1945, ON 264916

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) Pg 749

 

JUANITA (1921)     Fire destroyed the 7 ton gas screw Juanita at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday January 19, 1921.  The vessel was anchored in Surprise Harbor, where it had arrived that day from Tyee.  The two crewmen were not aboard when the fire broke out.  By the time they reached the Juanita they were unable to approach her because of the intense heat.  The Juanita, valued at $2,000, burned to the waterline and sank.  She was uninsured and had no cargo.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska 57 01 N 134 35 W   Chart 17336

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Net, Age 10 years, Registered Juneau, ON 220220, Master and Owner H D McCleod of Juneau

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed by McCleod February 12, 1921 at Juneau

 

JUDY (1964)     The 12 ton 30 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Judy 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 12 Gross 9 Net, Length 30.7, Breadth 11.5, Depth 3.5, Built 1955 at Seward, Horsepower 60, SL WJ2814, Owner Ben B Suddath, Registered Juneau, ON 270528

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 332, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1004

 

JUDY K (1970)     The gas screw Judy K was consumed by fire August 19, 1970 at Old Harbor.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 12 15 N 153 18 W   Chart 16580

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JUDY M (1994)     The 33 foot fishing vessel Judy M was consumed by fire August 2, 1994 near Ouzinkie.  The two persons aboard were rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 55 30 N 152 29 50 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON 263670

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Alaska), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JULIA FOARD (1888)     The 137 foot 446 ton wooden bark Julia Foard stranded in the Karluk River and was lost at 4 p.m. Thursday April 27, 1888.  She had departed Astoria, Oregon April 12, 1888 with a crew of 12, 25 Chinese cannery workers and 450 tons of general merchandise for the salmon cannery.  There were 17 aboard when the tragedy occurred, but all escaped to safety.  The Julia Foard, worth $12,000 and her cargo, worth $30,000 were reported as total losses.  The crews were taken to San Francisco by the Francis Alice.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 34 10 N 154 27 30 W   Chart 16598

Comment: The 234 foot bark Servia wrecks at this same site in 1907.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 445.97, Length 136.7, Breadth 29.4, Depth 17.2, Built 1864 LaRoque France, Master C A Treanor of San Francisco, Owner A P Lorentsen MO of Alameda, Vessel Insurance $8,000, Cargo Insurance $25,000

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at San Francisco by C A Lions, Master on June 7, 1888

 

JULIAN (1871)     The 290 ton wooden whaling ship Julian was abandoned in the ice near Point Belcher September 14, 1871.  Her home port was Honolulu, Sandwich Islands and estimated value $40,000.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 47 40 N 159 39 02 W   Chart 16003

Source: Harper’s Weekly (December2, 1871) “Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet”

 

JULIE (1966)     The 20 ton 36 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Julie foundered November 16, 1966 at Meyers Chuck.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 17 Net, Length 36.3, Breadth 11.9, Depth 6.9, Built 1963 at Ketchikan, Horsepower 165, SL WO2821, Registered Ketchikan, ON 290435

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 347, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1169

 

JULIE K (2004)     The 26 foot cabin cruiser Julie K capsized and was lost November 20, 2004 approximately 200 yards off of Horse Island west of Juneau.  Both persons aboard were lost along with their two dogs.  The two lost were best friends James Metlika (30) of Eagle River and Nick Mayer (30) of Hoonah.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 15 15 N 134 43 30 W   Chart 17300

Source: U S C G News Release (November 22, 2004) “Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters”

 

JUNE (1946)     The 20 ton 43 foot wooden gas screw June foundered in Yakutat Bay October 1, 1946.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 17 Net, Length 43.2, Breadth 12.2, Depth 5.3, Built 1920 at Seattle WA, Service freight, Crew 6, Horsepower 20, Owner Libby McNeill & Libby, Registered Seattle, ON 220030

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1947) Pg 262, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1948) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 861

 

JUNETA (1942)     The 14 ton 41 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Juneta was lost after a collision with the oil screw Rolph August 19, 1942 near Blank Inlet.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 16 N 131 09 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 14 Gross 11 Net, Length 41.6, Breadth 10.6, Depth 4.4, Built 1924 at Kasaan, Horsepower 90, Owner Tracy Hawley, Registered Ketchikan, ON 224190

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 755, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 187

 

JUNIOR (1951)     The 11 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Junior was consumed by flames February 4, 1951 in Carroll Inlet.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 35.1, Breadth 10.9, Depth 5, Built 1938 at Seattle, Horsepower 70, Owner Henry Lemke, Registered Ketchikan, ON 237384

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) Pg 286, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 956

 

JUNIOR (1955)     The 60 ton 65 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Junior burned October 30, 1955 at Deep Bay near Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 35 30 N 145 46 30 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 60 Gross 49 Net, Length 65.8, Breadth15.3, Depth 7.5, Built 1911 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 150, SL WA6673, Owner Nelson Crab & Oyster Company, Registered Aberdeen WA, ON 208492

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 271, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756

 

JUNO (1961)     The 30 ton 47 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Juno foundered September 21, 1961 at Jap (Japanese) Bay on Kodiak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 56 N 153 41 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 30 Gross 20 Net, Length 47.7, Breadth14.2, Depth 6.2, Built 1915 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 141, SL WC7890, Owner Lloyd Cannon, Registered Juneau, SL 213113

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 286, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 903

 

JUSTY (1990)     The 30 foot fishing vessel Justy flooded and sank June 20, 1990 near Robert Island.  Both crewmembers were rescued by the fishing vessel Alaska Dawn.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 18 15 N 133 28 50 W   Chart 17360

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

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