Central Alaska Rivers Shipwrecks ( S )

SAINT JAMES (1899)     The river steamer Saint James capsized and was lost in the Yukon River August 26, 1899.  The vessel was valued at $8,000 with cargo.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 52, 2. Marine Disasters of the Alaska Route (1916) Pg 35

SAINT MICHAEL #6 (1910)     The 240 ton barge Saint Michael #6 was “cut down by ice” and became a total loss in the Tanana River May 14, 1910.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 240, Built 1898, ON 58061

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1911) Pg 415

SEA TOAD (1991)     The 30 foot fish tender Sea Toad flooded from the bow and sank July 1, 1991 in the Yukon River.  Of the two persons aboard, only one survived.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Additional Information: ON CG032858

Sources: 1. U S C G Shipwreck List (1989-2004), 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

SHUSANA (1920)     The 49 ton 80 foot stern-wheel river steamer Shusana stranded on the Tanana River near Nenana and became a total loss May 11, 1920.  There were 11 persons aboard at the time of the disaster and all made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 49 Gross 31 Net, Length 79.8, Breadth 20.9, Depth 3.9, Built 1913 at Fairbanks, Registered Eagle, ON 211609

Sources: 1. H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 313, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1919) Pg 164, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1922) Pg 451

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