Central Alaska Rivers Shipwrecks ( A )

ACTIVE (1992)     The 46 foot cod trawler Active got hung up on the bottom and sank June 21, 1992 at Grand Island on the Yukon River.  Both crewmembers were lost.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska   61 40 N 161 25 W

Additional Information: ON 557827

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

ADMIRAL (1905)     On October 8, 1905 the gas screw fishing boat Admiralwas wrecked at Andreafski (Saint Marys) on the Yukon River and became a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska   62 03 N 163 10 W

Additional Information: Tonnage 35 Gross 24 Net, Built 1896, ON 127123, Crew 8, Vessel Value with cargo $10,000.

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 115, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1906) Pg 385

ARCTIC (1897)     On May 31, 1897 the stern wheel river steamer Arctic, owned by the Alaska Commercial Company, was destroyed by the breakup of the ice on the Yukon River at Circle City.  She was reported to have a value with cargo of $20,000.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska   65 49 30 N 144 03 30 W

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 24  

ARCTIC BIRD (1905)     The 38 ton 50 foot stern wheel river steamer Arctic Bird was wrecked on the Kobuk River with $10,000 worth of cargo on board in 1905.  Some of the machinery from the vessel was salvaged.

Mapping and Location: Central Alaska   66 55 N 156 52 W

Additional Information: Tonnage 38 Gross 27 Net, Length 50, Breadth 16.5, Depth 3.5, Built 1898 at Sausalito CA, Registered San Francisco, ON 107365

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 115, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1905) Pg193, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1911) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 412

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