Central Alaska Rivers Shipwrecks ( K )

KOYUKUK (1906)      The 286 ton 120 foot wooden stern wheel river steamer Koyukuk struck a rock and wrecked at Little Delta on the Tanana River below Chena May 20, 1906.  The Koyukuk was engaged in the inland passenger trade and had 32 aboard at the time of the loss.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Comment: This vessel is listed Merchant Vessels of the U S (1911) Pg 226, so she may have been salvaged.  WG

Additional Information:  Tonnage 286 Gross 199 Net, IHP 100, Length 120.5, Breadth 24.5, Depth 4.3, Built 1902 at Portland Oregon, Home Port St Michael, ON 161202

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

KOYUKUK (1911)     The 260 ton 121 foot stern wheel river steamer Koyukuk foundered in the Tanana River May 12, 1911.  She was valued at $25,000 with cargo at the time of the loss.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 260 Gross 149 Net, Length 120.9, Breadth 24.4, Depth 4.1, Service passenger, Crew 15, IHP 100, Built 1906 at Saint Michael, Registered Saint Michael, ON 203496

Source:   1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1911) Pg 226, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1912) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 419

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