Central Alaska Rivers Shipwrecks ( A )

ADMIRAL  (1905)     On October 8, 1905 the gas screw fishing boat Admiral was wrecked at Andreafski (Saint Marys) on the Yukon River and became a total loss.

                Mapping and Location : Central Alaska  62 03 N 163 10 W

                Additional Information : Tonnage 35 Gross 24 Net, Crew 8, Vessel Value with cargo $10,000.

                Source : H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 115

 

ADMIRAL (1915)     In October of 1915 the motor fishing vessel Admiral was lost at Andreanofski according to H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) pg 258. The similarity to the previous mentioned wreck of 1905 warrants further research.

 

ARCTIC (1897)     On May 31, 1897 the stern wheel river steamer Arctic, owned by the Alaska Commercial Company, was destroyed by the breakup of the ice on the Yukon River at Circle City.  She was reported to have a value with cargo of $20,000.

                Mapping and Location : Central Alaska  65 49 30 N 144 03 30 W

                Source : The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 24.  

 

ARCTIC BIRD (1905)     It has been reported that some time in 1905 the river steamer Arctic Bird was wrecked on the Kobuk River with $10,000 worth of cargo on board.  Some accounts say that part of the machinery from the vessel was salvaged.

                Mapping and Location : Central Alaska  66 55 N 156 52 W

                Source : The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 115

 

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