Central Alaska Rivers Shipwrecks ( D )

DANACO NO 5 (1956)     The 88 ton 110 foot wooden barge Danaco No 5 foundered June 17, 1956 approximately 12 miles below Sleetmute on the Kuskokwim River.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 88 Gross and Net, Length 110, Breadth 20.6, Depth 4.8, Built 1932 at Houghton WA, Owner Alaska Towing & Salvage, Registered Juneau, ON 171481

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) Pg 127, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 777


DR MARTIN (1926)     A break in the exhaust line caused a fire aboard the Dr Martin Sunday May 23, 1926 on the bank of the Yukon River near Paimiute.  The crew of six managed to beach the vessel and escape but the Dr Martin became a total loss.  They had departed Fortuna Ledge (Marshall), May 23, 1926 bound for Holy Cross.  The Dr Martin was valued at $16,000 at the time of the loss and her cargo of ship stores and repairs at $300.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska   58 N 160 14 W

Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 24 Net, Built 1917, Registered Seward, ON 215793, Master Wm F Hoelscher of St Michael, Owner Nor Comcl Co of St Michael, Insurance unknown

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Seward by master June 11, 1924

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