Central Alaska Rivers Shipwrecks ( J )

JAMES H HAMILTON (1899)    The stern wheel steamer James H Hamilton struck a sand bar in the Yukon River in 1899 and became a total loss.  The accident was said to have “broken her back”.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska Unknown

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 52

JOHN J MITCHELL (1905)     The 80 ton wooden barge John J Mitchell stranded and wrecked in the Yukon Flats near Fort Yukon August 5, 1905.  She was valued at $10,000 with cargo at the time of the casualty.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska   66 34 N 145 16 W

Additional Information: Tonnage 80, Built 1898, ON 46538

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 115, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1906) Pg 387

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