ALASKA SHIPWRECKS now available in three volumes

All three volumes of ALASKA SHIPWRECKS are now available in paperback at a discount directly from the printer. Links to Lulu and the three first edition volumes are in the right hand column. Prices and previews are available for each at Lulu. Order early if you want to beat the Christmas rush.


About captaingood

Captain Warren Good is the owner and administrator of this website and the author of the book ALASKA SHIPWRECKS. He spent much of the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's involved in the fisheries of Alaska. His home base was Kodiak where he made himself available as a cook, deck boss, engineer or skipper. His fishing experiences ranged from Prince William Sound to Norton Sound working on boats out of Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. King crab, tanner crab, opilio crab, shrimp, pollock, cod, sole, halibut and salmon were a few of the fisheries Captain Good was involved in. He achieved his Inspected Master Captain's License in 1988 from the United States Coast Guard. In the late 1970's after losing several close friends to shipwrecks, Captain Good began researching other shipwrecks that had taken place along the vast coastal regions of Alaska. He has retired to Florida, but his Alaska Shipwreck research is ongoing. This site is a forum for that effort.
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5 Responses to ALASKA SHIPWRECKS now available in three volumes

  1. Larry a patton says:

    Hello again Capt. Good….I’ve been trying to order Alaska shipwrecks CD and still can not get thru to them on the web order form OR the telephone….can you help??? How about your phone number so I can speak directly to you…went to my bank to enquire about my debit card to see what was going on and it displayed no activity to Lulu about the three times I tried to order the CD… HELP, please….

    • captaingood says:

      The CD is not a LULU product. You order it directly on this site where it says CD. LULU is a printer, they have nothing to do with the CD. The CD orders come through me and I send them from here in Florida. Just click on the CD link and follow the prompts. When you pay, I am notified of the particulars from the payment platform ( I use Stripe). They give me your address and order information and I put the most recent ALASKA SHIPWRECKS: 1750 TO 2010 version on a CD and send it out. I have not been notified of any payment attempts or failures from the CD order page. The CD order page is a different link than LULU on the menu at the top and side of every page.

    • captaingood says:

      You can also email me at to carry on this conversation in private. I will make sure you get this CD before the holidays if that is what you are after. Thanks again for your interest.

  2. Captain Colin Smith says:

    I worked on a trainship belonging first to Alaska Steamship Co, and thereafter Crowley Maritime (Red Stack tugs). Originally built for the railroad service to Havana, she was laid up in 1959 on account of the Cuban Revolution. She was then bought by Alaska Steamship Co, and began work under the Liberian flag dodging the Jones Act by taking rail cars from New Westminster, Canada to Whittier Alaska. She stayed on this fixed run all her life, being sold in the 70s to Red Stack. In 1978 l rode her under tow to Seattle for layup. Some years later she was brought back into service & converted into floating warehouse, camp & workshop, and towed to Tuktoyuktuk, in Arctic Canada to serve the oil exploration business. Sometime after that she was under tow to, l think, SE Asia, for scrap, when the tow parted in heavy weather, and she was driven up on an island somewhere on the South Alaska coast. I worked on her for 2 1/2 years as Chief/Second mate. She may have kept the name she wore when in Alaska Steamship & Red Stack service, i.e. S.S.ALASKA. She was 520 feet long, had Twin Westinghouse steam turbines, capable of 18 knots. She could carry 57 rail cars on two levels. If you know of her. and she is mentioned in one of your CDs, Imwould happily order one. Please get back to me.

    • captaingood says:

      I have looked through my records and a few books and haven’t been able to identify the trainship you have described. There are not that many wrecks in the state that are that large. I will continue my efforts and let you know if I find anything.

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