South East Alaska Shipwrecks ( J )

J H CROCKETT (1913)     The motor vessel J H Crockett was wrecked in Smugglers Cove December 21, 1913 and became a total loss.

                Mapping and Location : Southeast Alaska Unknown (several Smugglers Coves)

                Source : H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 230

 

JACK HORNER (1913)     The 50 ton gas screw Jack Horner caught fire and became a total loss in Lynn Canal July 13, 1913.

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

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

 

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 Microfilm 1982

 

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 crew of two 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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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