Names of those Lost at Sea in Alaska

Click on the letter below that represents the first letter in the last name of the person you are searching for. If you are searching for John Smith, click on the letter “S”. There are thousands of names listed, but the list is far from complete. If you find that a person you know was lost at sea in Alaska and is not represented here please contact me at Also if you find a name that is spelled wrong or the particulars listed with the name are in error please contact me. This work is in progress and is being edited on a regular basis.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) (J) (K) (L) (M) (N) (O) (P) (Q) (R) (S) (T) (U) (V) (W) (XYZ)

6 Replies to “Names of those Lost at Sea in Alaska”

  1. my uncle Robert LaVigne was lost near Dillingham Nushagak Bay 1981 he was chief engineer on vessel Teddy lost in skiff accident on outgoing tide trying to climb back onboard Teddy cant remember all details but would like to see his name on the list family still misses him badly thank you Kenneth Lange

  2. Ola Bee, cook on the Lincoln lost March 7, 1896. This agrees with family stories but Mrs Bee and their 6 children were not on the boat and she died 1936 in Seattle. Her death notice lists Ola, SS Lincoln and the date so I am certain that is him. Perhaps they decided not to go at the last minute because of weather or overcrowding. They have very young children. Wondered where you got the list of names. Have tried to find newspaper articles about the wreck but no luck (I live in Australia). Very interesting book, thank you!

    1. I have dozens of digitized newspaper accounts of the loss of the Lincoln in my files. I also have a number of other related documents. I can email you any if you need them. I have always wondered whether all or any of the women and children that were listed with the loss of the Lincoln were in fact aboard. Considering the size of the vessel, it would have been almost impossible to transport all of the adults and children mentioned in some news accounts. I was captain of a vessel the same size (54 feet) during the Exxon Valdez disaster of 1989. I transported clean-up workers to the beaches in the same area that the Lincoln was said to have been lost. On a good day I could handle 40 people but many would be standing out on deck. If it was cold or rainy there was no room for that many inboard where it was warm and dry. There was only room for about two dozen. I believe my circumstances were similar to the conditions aboard the Lincoln. That being said, I am glad to hear of your information regarding the family of Ola Bee. More digital files are available today than were when I first researched the loss of the Lincoln. I will follow up and see what I can find. Thank you for your information.

      1. Ola Bee and Marie had 6 living children aged between 3-12 so luckily they couldn’t fit on that boat. I thought if a family of 8 all drowned, it would have made the Seattle papers. Would only be interested if the papers mentioned Ola Bee. Thanks for clearing that up, MaryEd Hartnell

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