South Central Alaska Shipwrecks ( G )

G B M Co No 3 (1964)     The 65 foot wooden gas screw freight vessel G B M Co No 3 was destroyed by the earthquake tidal wave of March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 84 Gross 72 Net, Length 65, Breadth 24, Depth 5.9, Built 1944 at Cosmopolis WA, SL WC7924, ON 176066

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) Pg 899, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 230

 

G P C 19 (1956)     The 12 ton 31 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel G P C 19 was consumed by fire October 8, 1956 on the Standard Oil Float at Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 47 20 N 152 24 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 10 Net, Length 30.9, Breadth 11, Depth 4.4, Built 1946 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 107, Owner Ella M Grimes, Registered Juneau, ON 249772

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 193, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756

 

G P C 20 (1967)     The 31 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel G P C 20 was destroyed by a storm November 23, 1967 at Ouzinkie.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 55 30 N 152 29 50 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 10 Net, Length 31, Breadth 11, Depth 4.4, Built 1947 at Seattle WA, SL WE9337, ON 249878

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) Pg 899, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 233

 

G P C 21 (1965)     The 15 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel G P C 21 was destroyed by a storm October 10, 1965 at Ouzinkie.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 55 30 N 152 29 50 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 13 Net, Length 34.2, Breadth 12, Depth 4.5, Built 1946 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 107, SL WA5471, Owner Nick Katelnikoff, Registered Juneau, ON 250074

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 249, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1167

 

G P HUDSON (1914)     The G P Hudson was reported lost in Chignik Bay in 1914.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 18 N 158 24 W   Chart 16566

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

 

G R F (1941)     The 28 ton 46 foot wooden scow G R F stranded and was lost on Karluk Beach June 15, 1941.  No one was aboard and no lives were lost.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 34 10 N 154 27 30 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross and Net, Length 45.9, Breadth 18, Depth 4.2, Built 1929 at Port Blakely WA, Owner Alaska Red Salmon Packers of Washington, Registered Ketchikan, ON 170282

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 510, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1941) Pg 360

GAIL S (1997)     The 80 foot tug Gail S flooded, rolled over and sank while towing a 240 foot barge August 13, 1997 in Bristol Bay 130 nautical miles north of Cold Bay.  Four crewmembers were rescued and one was lost in the disaster.  The barge was salvaged still tethered to the sunken Gail S.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 N 162 W   Chart 16006

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

 

GALE (1977)     The 34 foot vessel Gale sank September 25, 1977 in Malina Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 13 N 153 05 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Wreck List

 

GAY HEAD (1914)     The 252 ton wood whaling bark Gay Head stranded on a reef at Castle Head at 3:40 p.m. Saturday June 27, 1914 and was lost.  The following are excerpts from the Wreck Report filed in San Francisco by G W Porter of San Francisco, master of the vessel:

“Heavy gale, thick fog….Let go anchor, failed to hold.”  “Castle Head, Chignik Bay Alaska….went ashore on reef…Stranded…vessel refused Stays…total loss.”

The Gay Head left San Francisco on a whaling voyage October 4, 1913 with a crew of 31.  They had accumulated 120 tons of sperm oil worth $4,787. They departed Chignik June 26, 1914 and wrecked the following day.  The Gay Head was valued at $20,000 at the time of the casualty.  All crewmen survived.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 10 N 158 20 W   Chart 16566

Comment: Probably Castle Cape. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 252, Built 1877 at Mattapoiset Mass., Registration San Francisco, ON 85494, Owner L E James MO of San Francisco, Vessel Insurance $5,000, Cargo Insurance $2,872

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed July 20, 1914

GAY LADY (1964)     The 11 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Gay Lady collided with a submerged object and was lost July 21, 1964 in Prince William Sound.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 45 N 147 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 29.9, Breadth 11.3, Depth 5.2, Built 1959 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 125, SL WL5215, Owner Raymond John Likowski, Registered Seattle, ON 278684

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 244, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1003

 

GEM (1981)     The 47 foot fishing vessel Gem struck a rock and sank October 30, 1981 near Cape Spencer.  Three of her four crewmen were rescued from the beach after being found by a U S Coast Guard C-130.  A fourth crewman, Tim Blake, was lost.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 12 45 N 156 39 30 W   Chart 16016

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GENE (1942)     The 8 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw Gene stranded and was lost at Rye Island in September of 1942.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska Unknown

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Length 32.5, Breadth 9.6, Depth 3.7, Built 1928 at Cordova, Horsepower 30, Service Freight, Crew 2, Owner Henry Wiese, Registered Cordova, ON 236915

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 754, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) Pg 153

GENEI MARU NO 7 (2002)     The 97 foot Japanese squid fishing catcher processor Genei Maru No 7 caught fire and was abandoned May 27, 2002 in the international waters of the north Pacific.  The abandoned vessel drifted ashore November 10, 2002 at Kazakof Bay on Afognak Island.  All recoverable fuel, miscellaneous oils, hazardous materials and plastics were removed from the derelict vessel.  Salvage and disposal of the hull was under consideration.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 06 N 152 35 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. USCG & ADEC Situation Report (December 6, 2002)” F/V Genie Maru No 7”, 2. Anchorage Daily News (November 14, 2002) “Crews take stock of wrecked ship”

 

GENERAL MILLER (1882)     The 108 ton two masted schooner General Miller was wrecked in the Shumagin Islands in 1882.  Her value at the time of the casualty was $15,000 with cargo.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 10 N 160 W   Chart 16540

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

GENERAL PERSHING (1964)     The 44 ton 59 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel General Pershing was destroyed by a storm July 23, 1964 near Valdez about four miles southeast of Glacier Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 147 11 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 44 Gross 29 Net, Length 59.6, Breadth 15.4, Depth 7.1, Built 1918 at Gig Harbor WA, Horsepower 135, SL WA5289, Owner Parks Canning Company, Registered Seattle, ON 216418

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 245, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1003

 

GENERAL SIGLIN (1902)     The 80 foot 81 ton two masted schooner General Siglin was lost off of False Pass October 3, 1902 along with her crew of eight.  She was traveling from Nome to Puget Sound with a scheduled stop at Dutch Harbor.   She was last seen outside the entrance to False Pass, but never made it to Dutch Harbor.  Lost were owners John Murray of Seattle and John McKay of Chicago, captain Oscar Bartel, Julius Lorain, Gustav Meuler, Alex McAllister along with two others.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 51 15 N 163 24 30 W   Chart 16535

Comment: Same vessel found lost with all hands in 1897. WG

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 24, 3. Seattle Daily Times (December 31, 1902) “Siglin and Dawson City” Pg 2, 4. Tacoma Daily News (May 17, 1904) “Prospectors Perish in the Far North” Pg 10

GEORGE H (1957)     The 11 ton 37 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel George H burned August 11, 1957 at Wide Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 22 N 156 11 W   Charts 10013, 16570

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 8 Net, Length 37.2, Breadth 12, Depth 3.5, Built 1949 at Seldovia, Horsepower 140, Owner R B Henington, Registered Juneau, ON 258031

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 206, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 801

 

GEORGE W (1988)     The 58 foot trawler George W disappeared with all hands March 17, 1988.  She was last seen in Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island with three crewmen aboard.  Two bodies were found by the fishing vessel Nomad two days later in a life raft near Sutwik Island 30 miles east of Chignik.  Lost were owner operator James Michael Miller (37), David Meersand (32) and Theodore O’Leary (27), all from Kodiak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 48 N 154 04 W   Chart 16013

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GERTRUDE ANN (1978)     The fishing vessel Gertrude Ann capsized and was lost September 18, 1978 near Sitkinak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 33 N 154 10 W   Chart 16580

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GERTRUDE ANN (1980)     The vessel Gertrude Ann sank October 26, 1980 near Afognak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 15 N 152 30 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak)

 

GERTRUDE S (1976)     The 70 foot vessel Gertrude S sank September 23, 1976 in Kupreanof Strait in 57 fathoms of water.  The crew was picked up by the fishing vessel Sierra Seas.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 58 N 153 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. NOAA AWOIS Wreck Map Record 54098

 

GF 8 (1954)     The 8 ton 27 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel GF 8 stranded and was lost July 9, 1954 two miles north of Middle Bluff.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 24 20 N 157 31 15 W   Chart 16323

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 27.5, Breadth 10, Depth 3.9, Built 1951 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 90, Owner Puget Sound Boat Building Corp., Registered Tacoma WA, ON 262051

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 210, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 738

 

GGSY#4 (1918)     The 29 ton wooden scow GGSY#4 foundered in a heavy gale 140 miles west of Cape Spencer Wednesday May 13, 1918.  There were no passengers or crew lost.  The vessel had departed from Ketchikan March 9th bound for Latouche.  It was 4:30 a.m. with winds at 60 mph and thick snow when the casualty occurred.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 12 45 N 137 39 30 W   Chart 16760

Additional Information: Built 1917, Registered Ketchikan and Seattle, ON 166703, Master George E Sprague of Seattle, Owner San Juan Fishing & Pkg Co of Seattle, Vessel Value $2,500 no cargo, Insurance none

Source: Report of Casualty filed at Washington

GIRDWOOD RANGER (1983)     The sailboat Girdwood Ranger sank in heavy weather May 30, 1983 south of Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 145 45 W   Chart 16700

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GJOA (1920)     Nine crewmen were on the beach and only the master aboard the 20 ton wood gas screw Gjoa when the anchor cable parted in a SE storm at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday August 4, 1920 34 miles east of Cape Suckling.  The Gjoa stranded and was lost with 2.5 tons of salvage equipment aboard.  Captain Hans Keil and his crew survived.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska: 59 59 30 N 143 19 W   Chart 16016

Comment: The Gjoa could have been working salvage on one of the many wrecks along this beach including the Nellie Coleman (1905), Edith (1915), Washington (1915) and Constance (1919). WG

Additional Information:  Tonnage 20 Gross 13 Net, Built 1907, Registered Seattle, ON 204413, Owner and Master Hans Keil of Tacoma, Last Port Ketchikan June 22, 1920, Vessel Value $5,000, Cargo Value $800, Vessel Insurance $3,000, Cargo Insurance none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed August 14, 1920 by Keil at Cordova

GLACIER QUEEN (1978)     The fishing vessel Glacier Queen sank March 19, 1978 at Hinchinbrook Entrance off of Zaikof Point near Schooner Rock.  The crew was rescued by the fishing vessel Lone Fisherman.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 18 20 N 146 54 15 W   Chart 16700

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GLACIER QUEEN (1979)     The barge Glacier Queen was towed to deep water and scuttled January 19, 1979 at an old military dump site west of Cape Saint Elias in 2,000 fathoms of water.  The vessel had been lying on the bottom of Seldovia Bay since November of 1978.  After many weather delays, she was refloated and towed to her grave by the vessel Salvage Chief.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 54 N 144 36 W   Chart 16013

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GLADIATOR (1931)     The 21 ton gas screw Gladiator stranded 20 miles NE of Cape Sarichef when her steering gear broke at 9:00 p.m. September 22, 1931.  The Gladiator was valued at $5,000 and her 7 ton cargo of oil, Alaska curios etc was valued at $2,500.  The vessel was on a voyage from Nome to Seattle with a crew of three when the casualty occurred.  The following are statements from the wreck report filed by Edward Webster of Seattle, owner and master of the Gladiator:

“20 mi. NE of Cape Sarichef, Unimak Is….stranded…steering gear broke.”  “Wind blowing on shore…50 or 60 miles per hour, dark, night…did everything possible to keep off rocks; took a lone chance and landed on a soft spot on beach.”  “Sick man at boat, at that time doubtful if he would live, reached light house for assistance for sick man; got SOS to Coast Guard Cutter Chelan, at Squaw Harbor, Alaska, She responded immediately, picked me up at light house, proceeded to boat to get sick man, owing to dangerous and tricky surf, life boat was lost.  The officer in charge used good judgment in everything he tried to do but the elements were against him.  Result, everybody on beach landed OK.  Sick man taken care of, came to life, got into light house.  Chelan picked us up and brought us to Seattle, OK five days after.  We thank the officers for their efforts and in staking their all in coming to and rendering assistance for those unfortunately wrecked in Alaskan waters.  There is a lot of satisfaction to the people of Alaska to know that the Coast Guard is always willing to gladly help those wrecked in troubled waters, and at all times to go their limit.”

“To Commandant, U S Coast Guard….I want to thank you, also to say, being familiar with Alaskan waters, it was a pleasure to come across men of caliber of those we met at Cape Sarichef, viz Mr Pederson, Mr Dickman, Mr Moore, also Mr Perry and Staff of the Cutter Chelan

The Gladiator, valued at $5,000 was a total loss as was her cargo.  There was no insurance.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 54 35 50 N 164 55 30 W   Chart 16006

Comment: This date of this wreck is reported as August 25, 1932 in some records.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 21 Gross 19 Net, Built 1910, Registration Seattle, ON 207939

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Seattle May 25, 1932 by Webster

GLADYS M (1993)     The 33 foot longline halibut fishing vessel Gladys M flooded, capsized and sank June 12, 1993 in Cook Inlet northeast of Augustine Island.  All four crewmembers were rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 22 N 153 27 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: ON 550579

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

 

GLEN (1907)     The 107 foot 127 ton wooden codfishing schooner Glen stranded in a heavy NE gale when her anchor cables parted at East Anchor Cove on Unimak Island at 7:30 p.m. Monday September 30, 1907.  The Glen departed San Francisco August 25 of that year with a crew of eight and had stowed about 85 tons or 28,000 codfish when the casualty occurred.  One crewman, a teenage boy named Burton Kelly was lost.  Weather at the time was reported to be a NE hurricane force gale, overcast, cloudy with heavy seas.  When the accident report was filed in San Francisco by a secretary for the owners, the Glen was high and dry and some of her cargo had been removed.  Vessel Value was listed at $6,000 with damage somewhere between $2,000 and $6,000 depending on whether she could be salvaged.  The report also states that only $1,700 of her $7,000 worth of codfish was lost.  Insurance on the vessel was listed at $3,000 and cargo at $1,504.  The John F Miller was reported wrecked January 8, 1908 trying to salvage the Glen.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 41 30 N 163 04 W   Chart 16535

Comment: There are many conflicting graphic representations of what happened to the Glen and Burton Kelly in newspaper accounts of the time. WG

Additional Information: Length 106.6, Breadth 29, Depth 8.3, Built 1883 Marshfield Oregon, Tonnage 127.38 Gross 121.02 Net, Registered San Francisco, ON 85796, Master F G Buckman of San Francisco, Owner Pacific States Trading Co of San Francisco, Destination Bear Harbor

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed July 27, 1908

GLENDA RAE (1955)     The 11 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Glenda Rae foundered October 27, 1955 at Rocky Bay near Seldovia.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 14 15 N 151 25 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 10 Net, Length 29.1, Breadth 11.4, Depth 4.5, Built 1951 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 145, Owner Ella M Grimes, Registered Juneau, ON 261609

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 216, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

GLORY BE (1971)     The cabin cruiser Glory Be caught fire and exploded August 21, 1971 In Resurrection Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 48 N 149 30 W   Chart 16680

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GO GET (1930)     The 29 ton wooden gas screw Go Get caught fire and was destroyed at the dock at Kukak Bay Cannery at 2 a.m. August 13, 1930. The crew of four escaped but the Go Get, valued at $4,000 was lost.  John Fraser, J A Kelton and other cannery crew assisted in the effort to put out the blaze using fire extinguishers and water but the Go Get became a total loss beyond repair.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 19 05 N 154 11 15 W   Chart 16603

Additional Information: Tonnage 29 Gross 11 Net, Age 9 years, Registered Seward, ON 221206, Master William Stone of Kukak, Owner F J Comeau of Seattle, Last Port Anchorage May 14, 1930, Destination Kukak, Insurance $3,500

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Juneau September 27, 1930 by Comeau

GOD’S WILL (1999)     The 85 foot trawler God’s Will sank 15 miles southwest Cold Bay while traveling between False Pass and King Cove October 21, 1999. Crewman Rick Edgemond (29) of Idaho was rescued from a life raft by U S Coast Guard helicopter from Cold Bay. Edgemond was transporting the vessel to King Cove to effect repairs. An electrical fire had damaged the God’s Will on October 18th.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 59 N 162 28 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Length 85, Owner Mathew R. Shadle of Kodiak, ON 513397

Source: U S Coast Guard News Release (October 21, 1999) “Coast Guard Rescues Man in Life Raft”

 

GOLD N SUN (1986)     The 127 foot fishing vessel Gold N Sun sank April 15, 1986 approximately 15 miles northwest of Cape Sarichef, near Unimak Pass.  All six crewmen aboard were rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 20 N 164 50 W   Chart 16011

Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

GOLDEN FOREST (1929)     The 5658 ton Steam Ship Golden Forest stranded and was lost at Cape Ilktugitak at 3:04 a.m. September 5, 1929.  The ship had departed Akutan August 30th bound for Victoria British Columbia with 34 crew and 6,413 tons or $300,000 worth of cargo.  Fog and strong currents were blamed for the casualty. The following are excerpts from the report of casualty filed at Seward September 16, 1929 by master L C Drewson:

“Gentle breeze, small sea, moderate southeast swell, very dark.  Had taken soundings at 9 o’clock and 10 o’clock and found no bottom, and assumed that vessel was in middle of Shelikof Straits, course 43 true from Cape Karluk”

“Vessel struck rock at Avatak Island, Alaska on July 24, 1929, when bound from San Francisco, Cal., to Yokohama, Japan.  Had diverted course of ship to meet USS Haida at Unimak Pass on account of sick member of crew.  Vessel was badly damaged and was being convoyed by Br. Str. Salvage King which had been sent up from Victoria for repairs.  We were proceeding along the coast via Seward and Cape Spencer and thence via inside passage.”  “Br Str. Salvage King and motor vessel took off crew of Golden Forest and took us to Kukak, Alaska.”

The Golden Forest, valued at $300,000 was a total loss as was her cargo.  The vessel can still be seen on the rocks slowly rusting away at Cape Ilktugitak on the west side of the Shelikof Straits.  Insurance was unknown by the master at the time of this casualty report but another report was filed in San Francisco in October by the owners.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 01 15 N 154 34 45 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 5658 Gross 3493 Net, Age 10 years, Registration San Francisco, ON 217737, Master L C Drewson of San Francisco, Owner Oceanic and Oriental Navigation Co of San Francisco

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty September 16, 1929 at Seward

GOLDEN GIRLS (2007)     The 42 foot salmon seiner Golden Girls capsized and sank August 20, 2007 in Ugak Bay. The vessel was attempting to haul a large number of fish aboard. All four crewmembers were able to escape to a skiff and were picked up by the fishing vessel Chiniak.  The sunken vessel was later cut up and taken away by her owner.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 25 N 152 35 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 16 Net, Length 42.5, ON 589863, Call Sign WYC5968

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. Kodiak Daily Mirror (August 22, 2007) “Vessel overturns in Ugak Bay”, 3. USCG MISLE Case # 369516

 

GOLDEN PRIDE (1987)     The 83 foot trawler Golden Pride capsized and sank September 19, 1987 in Unimak Pass.  Rough weather was said to have contributed to the disaster.  The vessel’s four crewmembers escaped to a life raft and were rescued by another fishing vessel five hours later.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 20 N 164 50 W   Chart 16011

Sources: 1. Oregonian (September 22, 1987) “Fishermen rescued” Pg B6, 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GOLDEN PROVIDER (1984)     The 78 foot fishing vessel Golden Provider sank August 14, 1984 in Bristol Bay, 65 miles northwest of Port Heiden.  All four persons aboard were picked up from their life raft by the fishing vessel Smaragd.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 54 N 158 48 W   Chart 16006

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GOLDHUNTER (1881)    The 8.1 ton schooner Goldhunter lost her rudder in a storm and was driven ashore “about 30 miles east of entrance of Behrings Bay” Saturday April 2, 1881.  Aboard were James Hollywood of Sitka, his wife Anna, their two young daughters and three other crewmen. They survived the casualty but the Goldhunter, valued at $800 was a total loss with no insurance.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 40 N 140 W   Chart 16016

Comment: Probably Yakutat Bay. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 8.1, Registered Sitka, Owner/Master James Hollywood of Sitka, Port last sailed from “Coasting from Behring Bay”

Sources: 1. U S Customs Wreck Report filed by James Hollywood June 3, 1881, 2. Daily Sitka Sentinel (December 9, 1986) “Sitka’s Past” Pg 5

GOOD NEWS (2009)     The vessel Good News went aground and was destroyed November 8, 2010 between Afognak and Marmot Islands.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 15 N 151 55 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

GOOSE (1948)     The 12 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Goose stranded and was lost September 5, 1948 23 miles west of Cape Spencer.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 12 45 N 136 39 30 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 8 Net, Length 32.9, Breadth 11, Depth 4.7, Built 1947 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 310, SL KPFR, Owner San Juan Fishing & Packing Company, Registered Juneau, ON 252482

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1948) Pg 200, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1949) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 909

GRANNY ROSA (1992)     The 51 foot salmon seiner Granny Rosa capsized and sank February 29, 1992 in the Prince William Sound Traffic Lane north of Bligh Island and west of Busby Island.  All four crewmembers were rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 53 30 N 146 42 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: ON 288261

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

 

GRAVINA POINT (1947)     The 59 ton 71 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Gravina Point burned August 11, 1947 at Cordova.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 145 45 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 59 Gross 31 Net, Length 71.6, Breadth 17.1, Depth 5, Built 1920 at Vancouver WA, Horsepower 192, Owner William Miller, Registered Seattle, ON 219964

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 220, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 745

 

GRAY FOX (1989)     The 36 foot fishing vessel Gray Fox burned and sank August 12, 1989 between Ugak Island and Narrow Cape.  All those on board were rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 25 30 N 152 20 W

Additional Information: ON 618641

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GRIZZLE N (1970)     The oil screw Grizzle N foundered and was lost August 13, 1970 in Kachemak Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 35 N 151 52 W   Chart 16640

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

GRIZZLY (1922)     The 28 ton wooden gas screw Grizzly was driven onto the beach to avoid loss of life at noon November 12, 1922 in Jute Bay in the Shelikof Strait.  The Grizzly was on her way from Kodiak to Kanatak loaded with 29 tons of lumber when she began icing heavily and then sprung a leak.  The crew of four was captained by Walter Johnson of Kodiak.  The weather at the time was said to be heavy seas, freezing weather, heavy SW wind, dark, no moon and thick. The Grizzly, worth $12,000 and her cargo were reported as total losses.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 32 30 N 155 51 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 19 Net, Built 1912, Registered Juneau, ON 209663, Owner S S Robertson of Pittsburg PA, Last Port Kodiak November 12, 1922, Insurance doubtful unknown

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Kodiak February 25, 1923 by Johnson

GROM (1996)     The 39 foot salmon gillnet fishing vessel Grom grounded and became a total loss September 24, 1996 in Shelter Bay, Prince William Sound.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 26 N 146 39 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: ON 697819

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

 

GULF KING (1964)     The 11 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Gulf King was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Valdez.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 07 N 146 16 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 11 Gross 7 Net, Length 32, Breadth 10.1, Depth 5.6 Built 1952 at Tatitlek, Former Name Jessie V, Horsepower 140, SL WJ2533, Owner First Bank of Valdez, Registered Juneau, ON 266197

            Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 270, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

GUNNER (1920)     The gas screw whaling boat Gunner was lost in Prince William Sound in 1920 when a whale gun exploded.  The Gunner was used to secure whale meat for fox farmers.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska Unknown

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

GUY JUNIOR (1961)     The 50 ton 58 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Guy Junior foundered in October of 1961 off of Montague Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 10 N 147 15 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 50 Gross 34 Net, Length 58.6, Breadth 16.5, Depth 5.6, Built 1927 at Houghton WA, Horsepower 80, SL WA5571, Owner William S McDonald, Registered Juneau, ON 226435

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 272, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1168

 

GYPSY (1964)     The 57 ton 70 foot wooden oil screw passenger vessel Gypsy was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Valdez.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 07 N 146 16 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 57 Gross 33 Net, Length 70.8, Breadth 16, Depth 7.7, Built 1921 at Los Angeles CA, Horsepower 275, SL WA5581, Owner Marine Tours Inc., Registered Juneau, ON 221683

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 263, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1003

 

GYPSY (1996)     The 33 foot vessel Gypsy sank September 27, 1996 in Marmot Bay.  The two persons on board made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 00 N 152 06 W   Chart 16580

Source: Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak)

 

GYRO JUMBO (1971)     The fishing vessel Gyro Jumbo sank In a storm May 31, 1971 on the Copper River Delta.  One crewmember was lost.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 25 N 145 00 W   Chart 16013

Comment: A second vessel may have been lost on the Delta in the same storm.  WG

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

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