Unknown or Uncharted Alaska Shipwrecks ( E )

EAGLE (1922)     The wooden gas screw Eagle departed Nome June 30, 1922 never to return.  The Eagle and her crew of four set a course for Kolyma, Siberia loaded with 30 tons of general merchandise. On Tuesday, August 15, 1922 at 11:30 p.m. an ice floe drifted in and crushed the Eagle against the ground ice 14 miles east and five miles off shore from Cape North, Siberia.  The crew survived and was assisted by the gas screw Chukotsk.  The Eagle, valued at $10,000 and her cargo, valued at $14,000 were lost with no insurance.

                Mapping and Location : Siberia

                Additional Information : Tonnage 23 Gross 15 Net, Built 1913, Registered Seattle, ON 211110, Master Ludwig Hansen of Seattle, Owner Charles T Muessler of Seattle

                Source : U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Nome August 29, 1922 by Hansen

 

ELISIF (1929)     The Norwegian auxiliary schooner Elisif was caught in the ice and lost August of 1929 while on an Arctic trading expedition off the coast of Siberia.  The crew reached Little Diomede Island in two launches and were picked up by the U S Revenue Cutter Northland and taken to Nome.  The Elisif had departed Puget Sound in July of 1928 with Captain Edwin Larson at the helm and a crew of 20.  The vessel was owned by Swenson Trading Company of Seattle.     

                Mapping and Location : Siberia

                SourceH W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 403

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