Unknown or Uncharted Alaska Shipwrecks ( J )

JAMES G SWAN (1903)     The 44 ton sealing schooner James G Swan foundered and was lost June 30, 1903 along the Alaska Coast.  The vessel was built in San Francisco in 1865 and valued at $6,000 with cargo at the time of the loss. 

                Mapping and Location : Unknown Alaska Coast

                Comment : The M M Morrill, another sealing schooner, is reported lost the same day.  WG

                Sources : 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 94, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

 

JAMES H HAMILTON (1899)    The stern wheel steamer James H Hamilton struck a sand bar in the Yukon River in 1899 and became a total loss.  The accident was said to have “broken her back”.

                Mapping and Location : Central Alaska Unknown

                Source : The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 52

 

JAPAN (1870)     The 140 foot whaling bark Japan was lost two miles NW of East Cape October 10, 1870.  A diminishing gale and heavy fog were said to have contributed to the casualty.  The Japan was out of Sydney, Australia

                Mapping and Location : Siberia

                Sources : 1. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914, 2. BOEMRE Shipwreck List (2011)

 

JENNIE (1903)     The cannery steamer Jennie stranded and sank at Denman Island in 1903.

                Mapping and Location : British Columbia

                Source : The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 94

 

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