Northern Alaska Shipwrecks ( D )

DANIEL WEBSTER (1881)     The 327 ton whaling vessel Daniel Webster was crushed in the ice and sank 5 miles south of Point Barrow July 2, 1881.

                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 291, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaska Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

DESMOND (1876)     The 301 ton bark Desmond was caught in the ice and abandoned NE of Point Barrow September 12, 1876 while whaling in the Arctic.  The Desmond was out of Honolulu.

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

                Sources : 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaska Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet, 1876

 

DUXBURY (1925)     The wooden gas screw Duxbury was crushed in the ice and lost June 5, 1925 about a half a mile NE of Cape Halkett.  The crew of six escaped but the Duxbury, valued at $5,000 and her 30 ton cargo of general merchandise became a total loss.

                Mapping and Location : Northern Alaska  70 48 10 N 152 11 05 W  Chart 16003

                Additional Information : Tonnage 38 Gross 28 Net, Built 1896, Registered Seattle, ON 157456, Master C K Larson, Owner Nome Navigation Co, Last Port Pt Barrow June 1, Destination east of Pt Barrow

                Source : U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Nome August 10, 1927 by George D Schofield Attorney and Agent for Owners

 

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