Alaska Shipwreck Awareness

One of the primary objectives for this review of the shipwrecks of Alaska is to shed more light on all of the marine disasters that have taken place.  Obscured by time, many of the mishaps and disasters have been forgotten.  Unfortunately the factors that led to them still lurk and humans still make mistakes.  Several important purposes can be served by a thorough evolutionary review of Alaska Shipwrecks

  • Remember those who were lost and the what, when, how and where that led to the disasters.
  • Review the circumstances that led to the losses as information becomes available.
  • Locate sites and identify the value of wrecks and wreck sites.
  • Study the dynamics and dangers present to possibly forewarn the unwary.
  • Evolve shipwreck prevention and location technology.

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4 Replies to “Alaska Shipwreck Awareness”

  1. Hi Pogo. I just discovered this site today while researching Kodiak aircraft wrecks.

    Nice work, I’ve bookmarked you and will be checking in periodically.

  2. I was born and raised in Kodiak and my family fished out of there for many years. I had an uncle lost at sea in 1960…he is one of the first listed on the memorial in front of the harbor master office…”Snooks” Sanguinetti. My grandfather, Henry Sanguinetti was running the boat they disappeared from. The name escapes me though. Do you have access to any more information about this incident?

    1. Jimmy Allain and H A Sanguinetti, both residents of Kodiak, were lost from the vessel Kasiloff July 21, 1962. They left the Kasiloff in a skiff in Geographic Harbor armed with rifles. An oar and life jacket were found floating in the bay and the skiff was found still running up against the beach. Jimmy Allain (19) and Henry Sanguinetti (18) were never found and presumed drowned. There are articles in area newspapers from the time detailing the casualty. The Fairbanks Daily News Miner July 23, 1962 has one on the front page. I hope this is helpful. RIP

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