January 16, 1974 The 86 foot John N Olof went on the rocks in Portage Bay and all four crewmembers were lost. The men; John Blaalid, Arthur H Gilbert, Ivar Gjerde and David A Gilbert were all from Kodiak. Winds were reported to 100 miles an hour and seas to 40 feet.
February 15, 1974 The 80 foot steel tug Martin D capsized and sank February 15, 1974 in Sumner Strait near Wrangell Narrows. Three of her four crewmen were lost. Wind caught the barge that the Martin D was towing and blew it ahead of the tug causing her to capsize and sink. Lost were captain Jack MacKinnon, Jack Sanders (42) and Al Kite (51). Mike MacIntyre (22) was the sole survivor.
June 23, 1974 An unnamed riverboat capsized in a sudden storm with rough seas June 23, 1974 at Lutak Inlet near Haines. Seven people were lost.
July 29, 1974 Gerald Lewis Ennisser (31) fell overboard from a small skiff and drowned while fishing in Steamboat Bay near Ketchikan. Crewmen aboard the Sea Rider reported that Ennisser had a life vest because he could not swim. He was found with one arm through the webbing of the life vest.
September 9, 1974 Six people perished when an unnamed small boat capsized and was lost in Golovnin Bay, 90 miles east of Nome.
October 9, 1974 Two were lost when an unbalanced small boat capsized in Gambier Bay on the east shore of Admiralty Island.
November 4, 1974 Three people were lost when the private boat Tommy Boy went missing at Shelter Island near Juneau.
November 24, 1974 The freighter Geranium disappeared with all hands 70 miles south of Kiska Island in the Aleutian Islands. 28 were lost in the disaster. An empty life boat and scores of logs were all that was ever found.
December 20, 1974 An unnamed skiff was found running in circles off of Pennock Island, near Ketchikan. The vessel had signs of impact damage. One person was lost.