Northern Alaska Shipwrecks ( E )

EAGLE (1869)     The 336 ton whaling bark Eagle grounded at Sea Horse Shoal off Point Franklin and was lost along with 1600 barrels of whale oil and 25,000 lbs of whale bone September 30, 1869.  The crew was rescued by the John Carver but the Eagle, valued at $100,000 with cargo was lost.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 53 N 158 42 W   Chart 16003

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

ELI-YUK (1963)     The 35 ton steel oil screw Eli-Yuk foundered September 2, 1963 off of Point Wainwright in the Arctic Ocean.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 38 15 N 160 01 45 W   Chart 16003

Additional Information: Tonnage 35 Gross, Built 1945, ON 292320

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 964

 

ELIZABETH (1871)     The wooden bark Elizabeth, valued at $60,000 was abandoned in the ice around Point Belcher September 14, 1871.  Her home port was New Bedford, Mass.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 47 40 N 159 39 02 W   Chart 16003

Comment: See Elizabeth Swift

Source: Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

ELIZABETH SWIFT (1871)     The 327 ton whaling bark Elizabeth Swift was trapped in the ice and abandoned at Point Belcher near Wainwright Inlet September 14, 1871.  The bark had left her home port of New Bedford November 10, 1868 bound for whaling in the Arctic.  She was valued at $60,000 at the time of the loss including her cargo of whale oil and bone.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 36 N 160 W Chart 16003

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

ELVIRA (1913)     The wooden gas screw Arctic trading vessel Elvira got caught in the ice, capsized and foundered five miles off shore from Humphrey Point at 6 a.m. September 23, 1913.  The crew of 20 escaped but the Elvira, valued at $12,500 and her cargo of 25 tons of furs and ships stores valued at $22,000 was lost.  The 60 mile gale and heavy ice was listed as the main cause.  C N Pederson of San Francisco was master of the vessel and filed a wreck report at Cordova November 29, 1913.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   69 58 45 N 142 31 30 W   Chart 16003

Additional Information: Tonnage 60 Net, Age 15 years, Registered Unalaska, ON 208039, C N Pederson of San Francisco, Owner Arctic Trading and Whaling Co, Last Port San Francisco May 26, 1912, Vessel Insurance believed to be $10,000, Cargo insurance believed to be $15,000

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at Cordova November 29, 1913

EMELINE (1868)     The whaling schooner Emiline was lost while whaling in the Arctic in 1868.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska Unknown Location

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

EMILY MORGAN (1871)     The 365 ton wooden whaling bark Emily Morgan was abandoned in the ice around Point Belcher September 14, 1871.  The Emily Morgan had her home port in New Bedford, Mass.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 47 40 N 159 39 02 W   Chart 16003

Source: Harpers Weekly (December 2, 1871) “Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet”

EMILY SCHROEDER (1893)     The whaling and trading schooner Emily Schroeder out of San Francisco dragged anchor and was driven ashore in a storm October 13, 1893 and became a total loss at Maryat Inlet, Point Hope Lagoon.  The vessel was still seen hard aground as late as 1896.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   68 20 20 N 1666 50 40 W   Chart 16003

Source: Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

EUGENIA (1871)     The 315 ton wooden bark Eugenia was abandoned in the ice around Point Belcher September 14, 1871.  Her estimated value at the time of the disaster was $56,000.  She was out of New Bedford, Mass. on a whaling voyage.

Mapping and Location: Northern Alaska   70 47 40 N 159 39 02 W   Chart 16003

Source: Harper’s Weekly (December 2, 1871) “Destruction of the Arctic Whaling Fleet”

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