Central Alaska Rivers Shipwrecks ( S )

SAINT JAMES (1899)     The river steamer Saint James capsized and was lost in the Yukon River August 26, 1899.  The vessel was valued at $8,000 with cargo.

                Mapping and Location : Central Alaska

                Sources : 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 52, 2. Marine Disasters of the Alaska Route (1916) Pg 35

 

SAINT MICHAEL #6 (1910)     The 240 ton barge Saint Michael #6 was “cut down by ice” and became a total loss in the Tanana River May 14, 1910.

                Mapping and Location : Central Alaska

                Additional Information : Tonnage 240, Built 1898, ON 58061

                Source : Merchant Vessels of the U S (1911) Pg 415

 

SHUSANA (1920)     The 49 ton 80 foot stern-wheel river steamer Shusana stranded on the Tanana River near Nenana and became a total loss May 11, 1920.  There were 11 persons aboard at the time of the disaster and all made it to safety.

                Mapping and Location : Central Alaska

                Additional Information : Tonnage 49 Gross 31 Net, Length 79.8, Breadth 20.9, Depth 3.9, Built 1913 at Fairbanks, Registered Eagle, ON 211609

                Sources : 1. H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 313, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1919) Pg 164, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1922) Pg 451

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