South Central Alaska Shipwrecks ( L )

L J PERRY (1904)     The 41 ton 77 foot wooden steamer L J Perry was blown onto the beach and lost at 10:30 a.m. Sunday October 23, 1904.  The vessel had departed “Catella” October 16, 1904 with five crewmen aboard bound for Kayak.  Their cargo consisted of 21 tons of general merchandise worth $2,000.  The following are statements made by T D Corlew of “Catella”, owner and master of the L J Perry:

“Blown on beach on Kayak Island.”  “Wind blowing from 60 to 80 miles an hour, daylight.”  “Put out third anchor and run ahead full speed for 6 hours before striking the beach.  Nothing broke.”  “All boats in harbor came ashore as the Perry did.  Nothing could live in it.  There was no possible show to save her from going ashore as I had out 3 anchors and no ropes or chains broke and she could not steam against the wind if I had have cut the anchor lines.”

Corlew lists the value of the L J Perry at $1,500, a total loss with no insurance on the vessel.  Much of the cargo was salvaged, and the $800 worth that was lost was insured.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 59 45 N 144 22 10 W   Chart 16723

Comment: From Katalla to Kayak both villages now abandoned.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 41, Length 77, Breadth 16.6, Depth 5.1, Built 1875 Port Gamble WA, Registered Valdez, ON 140117

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed November 1, 1904

LA PALOMA (2000)     The 28 foot sloop La Paloma flooded and sank April 30, 2000 approximately 50 miles southwest of Yakutat in the Gulf of Alaska.  The only person on board was rescued by the U S Coast Guard cutter Anacapa.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

Source: Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

LACONNER (1965)     The 35 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel LaConner burned in Sverres Lagoon near Port Williams January 19, 1965.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 29 30 N 152 35 W   Chart 16604

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 13 Net, Length 35.3, Breadth 12, Depth 4.7, Built 1946 at La Conner WA, SL WD9811, ON 250797

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) Pg 899, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1963) Pg 340

 

LADDY (1970)     The boat Laddy was lost January 1, 1970 in Esther Passage.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 53 N 147 56 W   Chart 16700

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LADY ANN (1992)     The 56 foot longline fishing vessel Lady Ann flooded and sank February 22, 1992 at Cape Cleare.  All six crewmembers were rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 47 N 147 54 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: 554427

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

 

LADY BEA (1994)     The 32 foot salmon seiner Lady Bea caught fire and was lost July 24, 1994 at Naknek.  One crewmember was also lost.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 43 40 N 157 00 45 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: ON AK3170B

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

 

LADY BLACKIE (2007)     The 90 foot fishing vessel Lady Blackie flooded and sank November 26, 2007 near Wide Bay on the Alaska Peninsula in the Shelikof Strait.  The Lady Blackie was towing, attempting to repair and dewater the 197 foot fish tender barge Fort Yukon when her generators and main engine shut down. Water was discovered in the Lady Blackie’s fuel filters. The effort to assist the Fort Yukon was initially in Wide Bay but the loss of power on the Lady Blackie along with high winds and seas forced the two vessels through the outside islands into the Shelikof Strait. The Lady Blackie caught up on shoals, was holed and began taking on water as the Fort Yukon broke free and drifted into the Shelikof Strait. The crew of the Lady Blackie abandoned ship to a life raft.  All four crewmembers and a dog were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter three hours after abandoning ship.  The crew of the Lady Blackie took the EPIRB from the vessel when they abandoned ship, which alerted the Coast Guard, who then responded to their distressed condition. The Fort Yukon drifted up on Titcliff Island a day later and was lost.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 22 N 156 11 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Built 1979, ON 606708, Call Sign WDC9788

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List (Kodiak), 2. USCG News Release (November 26, 2007) “Coast Guard Rescues Four Men, Dog from Lady Blackie”, 3. USCG MISLE Case # 383772

 

LADY BLUE (1987)     The 90 foot fishing vessel Lady Blue sank January 4, 1987 at Unimak Pass.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LADY C (1984)     The crab fishing vessel Lady C sank August 21, 1984 at Kennedy Entrance near Perl Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 07 N 151 40 W   Chart 16640

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LADY FAME (1979)     The oil screw Lady Fame was destroyed by a storm June 26, 1979 off of the coast near Cordova.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LADY JOANN (1995)     The 34 foot wooden fishing vessel Lady Joann flooded and sank due to a hull failure August 22, 1995 in Cold Bay.  All three persons on board made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 59 N 162 28 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 287981

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

 

LADY L (2001)     The 80 foot crab fishing vessel Lady L flooded and sank from the stern January 20, 2001 eight miles south of Gore Point near the Barren Islands.  She was traveling from Kodiak to her home port of Cordova following a Tanner crab season with a load of crab gear on deck. There were 25 foot seas and a 40 foot swell at the time of the disaster.  All four crewmen were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.  A leaking hatch was the probable cause of the disaster. It was reported that the aft tank and lazarette hatches were not accessible because of the crab gear on deck.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 12 N 150 57 30 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: ON 511617, Call Sign WY2408

Sources: 1. USCG News Release (January 20, 2001) “Four men rescued from sinking vessel in Gulf of Alaska”, 2. USCG MISLE Case # 875542

 

LADY LAUNI (1996)     The 48 foot fishing vessel Lady Launi flooded and sank while under tow July 18, 1996 approximately 100 nautical miles southwest of Kodiak.  There was no one on board at the time of the disaster.

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

Additional Information: ON 584174

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

 

LADY LEE (1980)     The 52 foot fishing vessel Lady Lee foundered January 30, 1980 in Kukak Bay  on the west side of the Shelikof Strait.  The crew was rescued by the fishing vessel Sharon W.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 19 N 154 06 W   Chart 16580

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

 

LADY OF GOOD VOYAGE (1993)     The 86 foot steel cod fishing trawler Lady Of Good Voyage disappeared with all hands March 8, 1993.  She had departed Dutch Harbor March 7, 1993 between 14:00 and 15:00 hours to fish for Pollock. On March 8, 1993 skipper Greg Schwindt had normal radio conversations at 09:30 and between 10:30 and 12:00. During the latter conversation Schwindt reported he was loaded and returning to Dutch Harbor that evening. The weather included wind from the SSW at 10 to 15 knots, air temperature 35 Fahrenheit and seas out of the south at three to six feet.  At 16:27 March 8, 1993 the EPIRB signal from the Lady of Good Voyage was picked up by SARSAT. An urgent marine broadcast was issued on behalf of Lady of Good Voyage for vessels in the area of Cape Sarichef and Unimak Pass. Fishing vessels Windjammer, Sea Dawn, Forum Star, Nordic Star, Half Moon Bay, Chelsea K, Morning Star, Pacific Knight, Hazel Loraine I, Amber Dawn, Lola, Westward and Arctic IV responded along with the U S Coast Guard cutter Sherman.  An EPIRB (found by the Windjammer), oil slick, crushed life ring (found by the Sherman) and empty life raft (found by the Sea Dawn) were all that was found northwest of Unimak Island.   Lost were skipper Gregory R Schwindt (32) of Bellingham WA, Jeremy (Jay) Scott Hunter (37) of Bellingham WA, Larry J Hoover (29) of Newport OR and Eddie Hoover of Portland OR.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 45 N 165 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 179 Gross 126 Net, Length 78.4, Breadth 26, Depth 11.1, Built 1978 at Midcoast Marine Coos Bay OR, Refrigerated Saltwater system installed 1990, ON 597603

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. USCG MISLE Case # 836406

 

LAIDA (1942)     The 58 ton 64 foot wooden oil screw Laida was sunk by enemy action May 6, 1942, 30 miles NE of Port Moller.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 53 N 160 28 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 58 Gross 39 Net, Length 64.5, Breadth 16, Depth 7.1, Built 1913 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 135, Service freight, Owner Pacific American Fisheries, Registered Seattle, ON 210995

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 755, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) Pg 189

LARCH (1963)     The 28 ton 47 foot steel oil screw fishing vessel Larch foundered October 11, 1963 off of Martin Island in the Gulf of Alaska.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 10 N 144 36 W   Chart 16723

Comment: There is another Martin Island just south of Sitka.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 19 Net, Length 47.3, Breadth 14, Depth 5.6, Built 1943 at Omaha NE, Former Name LCM-3-C-30374 (U S N), Horsepower 330, Owner S&R Fisheries, Registered Seattle, ON 256541

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 373, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1170

 

LARISA (1983)     The crab fishing vessel Larisa caught fire and sank May 6, 1983 north of Unimak Island in the Bering Sea.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 45 N 165 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LARK (1950)     The 17 ton 36 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Lark was consumed by fire October 15, 1950, 12 miles off of Yakataga Beach in the Gulf of Alaska.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 04 30 N 142 28 30 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 14 Net, Length 36.3, Breadth 12, Depth 5.1, Built 1946 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 140, SL WA7010, Owner F P Triber, Registered Seattle WA, ON 249600

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 286, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 744

 

LARRY (1969)     The tug Larry was destroyed by a storm and sank October 31, 1969 near Cape Menshikof.  All four crewmembers were rescued by bush pilot Orin Seybert and taken to Port Heiden.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 31 20 N 157 49 15 W   Chart 16338

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LARSEN BAY NO 2 (1970)     The barge Larsen Bay No 2 foundered and was lost August 14, 1970 at Perryville.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 54 40 N 159 09 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LARSEN BAY NO 3 (1961)     The 61 ton 70 foot wooden scow Larsen Bay No 3 stranded and was lost April 19, 1961 at Swikshak Beach near Kodiak.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 61 Gross and Net, Length 70.2, Breadth 24.3, Depth 4.5, Built 1943 at LaConner WA, Owner Alaska Packers Association, Registered Juneau, ON 175769

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 311, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 903

 

LARSEN BAY NO 7 (1955)     The 49 ton 60 foot wooden scow Larsen Bay No 7 stranded and was lost June 26, 1955 at East Anchor Cove near False Pass.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 49 Gross and Net, Length 59.9, Breadth 20.3, Depth 4.8, Built 1945 at Blaine WA, Owner Alaska Packers Association, Registered Juneau, ON 176229

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 289, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756

 

LAUGHING LADY (1952)     The 10 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Laughing Lady burned May 10, 1952 at Latouche.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 03 05 N 147 54 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 33, Breadth 9.1, Depth 4, Built 1932 at Cordova, Horsepower 85, Owner Carl Blendhelm, Registered Juneau, ON 238491

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 305, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

LAURA (1986)     The trawler Laura was presumed to have capsized and sank December 19, 1986 near Wide Bay in the Shelikof Strait.  Two crewmembers were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.  High winds and seas cresting at 50 feet were the cause of the disaster.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 22 N 156 11 W   Chart 16013

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LAURA (1987)     The 48 foot fishing vessel Laura sank January 28, 1987 in the Shelikof Strait.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 30 N 155 W   Chart 16013

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LAURA MAY (1901)     The 234 ton 122 foot three masted wooden schooner Laura May stranded in the Kvichak River in Bristol Bay at 12 midnight Monday August 12, 1901.  The vessel was being towed by the steamer Fram and had a cargo of 800 barrels or 90 tons of salted salmon worth $4,800.  The Laura May had departed San Francisco April 18, 1901 bound for Bristol Bay with a crew of 23.  Peter Johnson of Alameda is listed as master.  The crew escaped to safety and the cargo was salvaged.  The Laura May, valued at $6,000 became a total loss with no insurance.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 N 158 W   Chart 16006

Comment: Long and Lat come from Wreck Report and are probably not correct as this would put the wreck well outside of the river in deep water. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 234, Length 121.6, Breadth 32.6, Depth 9.5, Built 1876 Coos Bay Oregon, Owner Ferdinand Gee M.O. of Oakland

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed by Peter Johnson, Master October 11, 1901

LAUREL ANN (1951)     The 9 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Laurel Ann burned October 18, 1951 at Ice House.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 46 50 N 152 21 30 W   Chart 16580

Comment: I have charted this wreck at Icehouse Point on Woody Island near Kodiak.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 30.6, Breadth 9.2, Depth 4.8, Built 1945 at Ketchikan, Horsepower 110, SL WA9027, Owner W E Eastham, Registered Ketchikan, ON 247845

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) Pg 302, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 957

 

LAUREN ROSE (1999)     The 33 foot aluminum gillnet fishing vessel Lauren Rose was consumed by fire and lost May 28, 1999 on the Copper River Flats.  The only person aboard made it to safety.

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

Comment: This vessel may have burned April 28th.  WG

Additional Information: ON 959236

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

 

LAURIE (1965)     The 12 ton 29 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Laurie was consumed by fire August 15, 1965 at Naknek.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 43 40 N 157 00 45 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 9 Net, Length 29.7, Breadth 11, Depth 4.9, Built 1961 at Bainbridge Island WA, Horsepower 165, SL WR9331, Owner Arctic Maid Fisheries, Registered Seattle, ON 285587

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 375, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1170

 

LAURIE ANN (1964)     The gas screw Laurie Ann burned August 10, 1964 at Cordova.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LAVELTA LYNN (1984)     The fishing vessel Lavelta Lynn sank August 20, 1984 four miles off of Black Bay southwest of Seward.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 31 N 150 13 W   Chart 16680

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LAWRENCE P (1954)     The 22 ton 42 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Lawrence P foundered August 27, 1954, 65 miles west of Yakutat.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 22 Gross 15 Net, Length 42, Breadth 13, Depth 5.6, Built 1917 at Hydaburg, Horsepower 40, Owner J Barrington, Registered Ketchikan, ON 215505

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 287, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 744

 

LCT-71 (1943)     The Navy landing craft LCT-71 foundered and sank in heavy weather September 9, 1943 in the Gulf of Alaska south of Kodiak.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LCT-366 (1943)     The Navy landing craft LCT-366 foundered and sank in heavy weather September 9, 1943 in the Gulf of Alaska south of Kodiak.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LEADER (1955)     The 50 ton 65 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Leader foundered July 21, 1955 in the Bering Sea.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   Unknown

Additional Information: Tonnage 50 Gross 17 Net, Length 65.3, Breadth 18, Depth 6.6, Built 1918 at Oakland CA, Horsepower 110, SL WA7059, Owner Wards Cove Packing Company, Registered Juneau, ON 216128

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 300, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 802

 

LEADING LADY (1964)     The 57 ton 57 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Leading Lady was reported lost in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

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

Comment: This vessel was salvaged and sinks again in 1972.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 57 Gross 38 Net, Length 57.8, Breadth 17.1, Depth 7.8, Built 1947 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 115, SL WA7060, Owner John Katelnikoff Jr., Registered Juneau, ON 251872

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 362

 

LEADING LADY (1972)     The 57 ton 57 foot wooden oil screw crab fishing vessel Leading Lady struck an unknown object and sank June 26, 1972 off of the northeast shore of Montague Island.  The three crewmembers made it to shore in a life raft.  The Leading Lady sank quickly taking 20,000 pounds of tanner crab with her.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 57 Gross 38 Net, Length 57.8, Breadth 17.1, Depth 7.8, Built 1947 at Seattle WA, ON 251872

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 376, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1636, 3. Seattle Daily Times (June 28, 1972) “Crew escapes as crab boat sinks off Alaska” Pg 99

 

LEANNE (1962)     The 12 ton 29 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Leanne was consumed by fire August 1, 1962 at Sand Point.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 20 15 N 160 30 W   Chart 16553

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 9 Net, Length 29.8, Breadth 11, Depth 4.7, Built 1962 at Eagledale WA, Horsepower 130, SL WT9304, Owner Peter Pan Seafood, Registered Seattle, ON 288002

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 376, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1170

 

LEGEND (1989)     The 42 foot fiberglass fishing vessel Legend was found capsized April 30, 1989 in Lower Cook Inlet.  There were no survivors.  Lost were Richard Wiard, Doug Cundiff, Dave Garner and Mike Barney, all from Homer.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 54 30 N 153 07 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: ON 533286, Built 1971

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

 

LENA (1912)     Two crewmen were lost December 7, 1912 when the launch Lena was lost between Galena and Jack Bays off of Grassy Island.  The captain was rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 55 20 N 147 37 W   Chart 16707

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

LENA (1958)     The 22 ton 44 foot wooden scow Lena foundered December 15, 1958 off of Yakutat.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 22 Gross and Net, Length 44.5, Breadth 16.3, Depth 3.9, Built 1919 at Brinnon WA, Owner Bellingham Canning Company, Registered Juneau, ON 167630

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 302, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 802

 

LESCHI (1979)     The fish processing vessel Leschi came to rest in shallow water December 30, 1979 in Shotgun Cove near Whittier, Prince William Sound.  The vessel was a retired side wheel steamer that had been used as a ferry in Washington State.  The Leschi is now popular dive site.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 48 05 N 148 32 30 W   Chart 16700

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LESNOY (1904)     The 8 ton wooden schooner Lesnoy wrecked at Wosnesenski Island  in the Shumagin Islands at 10:30 p.m. December 27, 1904.  The vessel had departed Pirate Cove December 25, 1904 bound for Pauloff Bay with 2 aboard.  John E Jackson of Pauloff Bay was the master and owner of the vessel and recounted the following in the wreck report:

“Total wreck…NW. end Wossnessiuski Island (Shumagin Island) Alaska…Stranding…NW Gale, being also iced up…Hurricane, dark…Impossible to have been avoided.”  “Would have foundered at sea if had not drifted ashore.”

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 11 N 161 22 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 7 Net, Length 35, Breadth 9.8, Depth 3.8, Built 1892 Karluk, Registered Kodiak, ON 141254, Vessel Value $700, Insurance none

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed July 1, 1907

LETTIE (1902)      The schooner Lettie was lost at Port Moller April 21, 1902.  The vessel was travelling south from Nome on her way to Valdez.  She was carrying 19 passengers as well as her crew.  The schooner had encountered heavy weather and taken refuge in Port Moller.  Her anchor chains parted and she was driven high up on the beach.  All on board made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   55 59 30 N 160 34 30 W   Chart 16363

Comment: This is probably one of the two fishing schooners named Lettie out of Kodiak, and was likely salvaged.

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 84, 2. Seattle Daily Times (December 1, 1902) “Schooner Letty is a Wreck” Pg 2

LEW-AL (1959)     The 17 ton 36 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Lew-Al stranded and was lost December 16, 1959 in lower Cook Inlet.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 40 N 152 20 W   Chart 16640

Additional Information: Tonnage 17 Gross 10 Net, Length 36.3, Breadth 12.3, Depth 4.9, Built 1947 at Astoria OR, Horsepower 165, SL WC5085, Owner Edwin T Grabowski, Registered Juneau, ON 254927

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 310, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1961) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 861

 

LEX (1972)     The 82 foot wooden fishing vessel Lex was consumed by fire March 8, 1972 near Alligator Island in the Shelikof Strait west of Shuyak Strait.  All four crewmembers were rescued by the fishing vessel Rosemary.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 28 30 N 152 47 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 148 Gross 106 Net, Length 82.5, Breadth 26.1, Depth 7.9, Built 1945 at Tacoma WA, Former Name Sgt. Oscar M Mullins and BSP 3135 (U S A), HP 650, SL WT3215, Registered Juneau, Owner Brechan Enterprises, ON 274378

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) Pg 443, 3. Anchorage Daily News (March 9, 1972) Pg 2

 

LIBBY (1932)     The 8 ton wooden gas screw Libby broke loose from her moorings in a storm and foundered at 9 a.m. Sunday August 7, 1932 near Ekuk.  No one was aboard at the time.  F Swensson, General Superintendent for owners Libby, McNeill and Libby gave the following accounting in the casualty report:

“Vessel was placed at mooring in Nushagak River outside of Libby, McNeill & Libby Ekuk Cannery August 5, 1932.  A heavy southeast storm came up during the night and vessel broached to on the ebb tide and foundered.”  “On account of heavy wind and sea no assistance could be rendered.”

The Libby was valued at $4,000 with no cargo and was listed as a total loss.  She was insured for $2,000.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 49 N 158 33 30 W   Charts 16006&16322

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 5 Net, Age 21 years, Registered Seattle, ON 208464, Master P J Hansen of Seattle

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed in Seattle September 30, 1932

LIBBY 20 (1958)     The 16 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Libby 20 burned July 9, 1958 at Bumble Bay, Kodiak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 16 30 N 154 41 30 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 13 Net, Length 35.6, Breadth 12, Depth 4.5, Built 1948 at Anacortes WA, Horsepower 143, SL WC 2070, Owner Libby McNeil & Libby, Registered Ketchikan, ON 255292

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 304, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 802

 

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY No 2 (1935)     The 28 ton scow Libby McNeill & Libby No 2 was driven ashore and broke up at 2:00 a.m. Friday August 2, 1935.  The following are statements from the casualty report filed by F Swenson, General Superintendant for the owners:

“East Foreland, Cook Inlet…Stranding.”  “Heavy southwest gale…40 Southwest wind…Vessel was anchored.”  “Vessel was anchored at Salamato Beach, Cook Inlet, Alaska, awaiting to receive salmon from Salamato salmon trap when gale sprung up and vessel drifted to the beach at East Foreland, stranded and was pounded to pieces by the heavy seas.”

The No 2 was valued at $1,800 at the time of the tragedy and was fully insured.  She had Departed Kenai August 1, 1935 bound for Salamato.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 43 N 151 24 W   Chart 16660

Additional Information: Tonnage 28, Age 23 years, Registered Seattle, ON 164756, Owners Libby McNeil & Libby of Seattle

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty September 4, 1935 at Seattle

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY No 9 (1932)     The 14 ton wooden scow Libby McNeill & Libby No 9 was washed ashore in a gale and lost at 6:00 a.m. August 3, 1932 on Salamato Beach in Cook Inlet.  The following are comments from the casualty report filed by F Swanson, General Superintendant for the Owners:

“Salamato Beach, Cook Inlet, Alaska…Stranding.”  “Heavy SW gale…40 Southwest gale heavy sea morning…Vessel was anchored…Mooring broke.”  “Vessel was anchored in vicinity of Salamato salmon fish trap when heavy S.W. gale struck vessel and broke the mooring causing the vessel to go on beach where it was pounded by heavy seas and resulted in total loss.”

The No 9 was valued at $924 at the time of the loss and had no insurance.  Her last port was Kenai with a destination of Salamato.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 37 15 N 151 20 30 W   Chart 16660

Comment: Salamatof Tanaina Indian Village now abandoned.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 14.12 Net, Age 20 years, Registered Seattle, ON 165168, Owner Libby McNeil & Libby of Seattle, Master D W Branch

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty October 25, 1932 filed at Seattle

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY IV NO 1 (1944)     The 49 ton 60 foot wooden scow Libby McNeill & Libby IV No 1 stranded and was lost July 21, 1944 at Dry Bay Bar.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 08 N 138 25 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 49 Gross and Net, Length 60, Breadth 18, Depth 4.6, Built 1940 at Seattle WA, Owner Libby McNeill & Libby, Registered Seattle, ON 174701

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 776, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1944) Pg 396

 

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY VII NO 5 (1940)     The 23 ton 46 foot scow Libby McNeill & Libby VII No 5 foundered August 7, 1940 about 125 miles from Cape Greig in the Bering Sea at 56 25 N 162 06 W.  No one was aboard the scow and no lives were lost.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 56 25 N 162 06 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 23 Gross and Net, Length 46.7, Breadth 15.7, Depth 3.9, Built 1932 at Seattle WA, Owner Libby McNeill & Libby, Registered Seattle, ON 171478

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1941) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 512, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1939) Pg 380

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY X NO 2 (1953)     The 34 ton 56 foot wooden scow Libby McNeill & Libby X No 2 foundered September 21, 1953 at Yakutat.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 34 Gross and Net, Length 56, Breadth 18, Depth 4, Built 1929 at Houghton WA, Owner Yakutat & Southern Railway, Registered Juneau, ON 170227

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) Pg 293, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 802

 

LIBERTY (1958)     The 66 ton 72 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Liberty was destroyed by a storm May 8, 1958 at Cape Ikolik on Kodiak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 17 15 N 154 47 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 66 Gross 44 Net, Length 72.4, Breadth18.2, Depth 7.6, Built 1913 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 135, SL WA7135, Owner Nora Louise Erikson, Registered Seattle, ON 211597

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 310, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

LIBERTY (1989)     The 71 foot fishing tender Liberty sank February 15, 1989 approximately three nautical miles off of Cape Barnabas.  The vessel began taking on water in the lazarette and sank in less than 10 minutes.  The crew of four escaped to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   5309 N 152 53 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON 625721

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

 

LILLY (1961)     The 18 ton 40 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Lilly was consumed by fire July 4, 1961 at Cordova.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Length 40.1, Breadth 12, Depth 5.4, Built 1921 at Richmond Beach WA, Horsepower 70, SL WE6946, Owner New England Fish Company, Registered Ketchikan, ON 221163

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) Pg 319, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1962) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 904

 

LILY MARLENE (1993)     The 37 foot fishing vessel Lily Marlene was consumed by fire and lost August 30, 1993 in Chignik Bay.  All three crewmembers made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 18 N 158 24 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 539824

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

 

LINA K (1924)     The 10 ton gas screw Lina K was consumed by fire while out of commission at Aiaktalik Island at 9:00 p.m. November 26, 1924.  No one was aboard at the time of the casualty.  The vessel was owned and operated by Matrona Kaguyak of Aiaktalik and valued at $3,000.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 42 N 154 03 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Age 14 years, Registered Seward, ON 207692, Insurance none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty December 30, 1924 at Kodiak

LINCOLN (1896)     The two masted schooner Lincoln departed Seattle March 7, 1896 cleared for Kodiak with a party of miners bound for Cook Inlet and was never seen again.  A severe storm was reported in the Gulf of Alaska the first week of April by the vessels Bertha and William J Bryant which almost succumbed to the hurricane force weather.  It is presumed that the Lincoln was overcome by the same storm.  There were as many as 37 passengers aboard bound for the gold fields of Alaska as well as 5 crewmembers. Names of passengers lost (23 adults and 14 children):

  1. William Staples of Seattle (left behind wife and five children)
  2. J.H. Goddard of Seattle
  3. Mrs. J.H. Goddard
  4. J.H. Goddard child 1
  5. J.H. Goddard child 2
  6. C.C. Ward of River Park
  7. Mrs. C.C. Ward
  8. C.C. Ward child
  9. Edson England of Seattle (single)
  10. Adolph Anderson of Seattle
  11. Mrs. Adolph Anderson
  12. Adolph Anderson child
  13. Charles Lind of Seattle
  14. Mrs. Charles Lind
  15. Charles Lind child 1
  16. Charles Lind child 2
  17. John Lindquist of Seattle
  18.  Mrs. John Lindquist
  19. John Lindquist child 1
  20. John Lindquist child 2
  21. Vincent Gallion of Newcastle (single)
  22. O.B. Johnson of Seattle (single)
  23. E.C. Boyles of Seattle (single)
  24. A. Halverson of Seattle (single)
  25. Frank Mitchell of Seattle (single)
  26. M. Cunningham of Sunnydale (single)
  27. E.R. Dunham of Sunnydale (single)
  28. C.R. Harder of Seattle (single)
  29. Mr. Uddman of Seattle (single)
  30. Mr. Kuenzler of Seattle (single)
  31. Mrs. Ole Bee of Seattle (wife of cook)
  32. Ole Bee child 1
  33. Ole Bee child 2
  34. Ole Bee child 3
  35. Ole Bee child 4
  36. Ole Bee child 5
  37. Ole Bee child 6

Names of the crewmembers lost:

  1. Captain Helmer Newgard (single and 2/3 owner)
  2. Mate John Newgard (single)
  3. Mathias Olsen (single and 1/3 owner)
  4. John Olsen (single)
  5. Cook Ole Bee

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska Unknown

Comment: It is possible that the number of passengers aboard the Lincoln was misreported. Many of the wives and children may have been “left behind” and not aboard when the Lincoln was lost. WG

Additional Information: Length 54.3, Breadth 16.9, Depth 7.2, Built Seattle 1894, ON 141327

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg7, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 3. Seattle Post (May 22, 1897) “Albert Halverson, A Passenger On The Lost Lincoln” Front Page, 4. Sacramento Record Union (May 16, 1896), “MISSING SCHOONER LINCOLN” Front Page, 5. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1895) Pg 122

 

LINDA MAE (1974)     The 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Linda Mae burned at Kodiak some time before 1974.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 30.1, Breadth 11.5, Depth 4.1, Built 1951 at Seattle, 140 HP, ON 261434

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) Pg 1257, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 385

 

LINDA’S DRAW (1988)     The 47 foot longline fishing vessel Linda’s Draw capsized and sank in a storm April 11, 1988 in Icy Bay.  The crew was rescued by another vessel that filmed the entire event.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 55 N 141 33 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 35 Gross 24 Net, Length 47.4, Breadth 15.3, Depth 6.7, Built 1981, SL WRA5621, ON D642951

Sources: 1. Unofficial Shipwreck List (Kodiak), 2. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 3. U S C G Maritime Information Exchange “Linda’s Draw”

 

LINEA L (1909)     The 13 ton 37 foot wooden schooner Linea L foundered on the beach at Portage Bay at 7:00 p.m. October 9, 1909.  A strong NE gale was given as the cause of the casualty by master and owner Nels Peterson of Kodiak.  The Linea L had left Kodiak August 6th bound for “Arkerprin Bay” with 3 crewmen on board.  The crew made it to safety and assistance was rendered by the natives at Portage Bay.  The Linea L was a total loss and had a value of $1,500.  There was no cargo and no insurance.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 57 30 N 156 02 W   Chart 16570 & 16013

Comment: Arkerprin Bay destination probably Agripina Bay just to the SW.  May be the wreck marked on Chart 16013 in Portage Bay on west side beach. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Net, Built 1907 Kodiak, Length 36.6, Breadth 12.3, Depth 4.0, Registered Kodiak, ON 203934

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report of November 20, 1909 by Nels Peterson

LISA DENISE (1993)     The 31 foot fishing vessel Lisa Denise was destroyed by fire and sank September 7, 1993 at Naked Island in Prince William Sound.  All three crewmembers made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 40 N 147 25 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: ON 609461

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

 

LITTLE ANN (1990)     The 90 foot longline halibut fishing vessel Little Ann foundered May 1, 1990 on Portlock Bank 60 miles east of Kodiak.  The Little Ann sank bow first.  All eight persons aboard were rescued by the fishing vessel Sandra Su.  Two of those rescued did not have survival suits and suffered from hypothermia.  The Little Ann’s EPIRB did not work.

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

Additional Information: ON 640429

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

 

LITTLE BEAR (1989)     The 90 foot trawler Little Bear flooded and sank March 28, 1989 approximately 25 to 30 miles off of Cape Chiniak near Kodiak.  Her four crewmembers were rescued from a life raft.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 37 N 152 10 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: ON 585059

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

 

LITTLE GLORY (1937)     The 50 ton wooden gas screw Little Glory ran aground in the dark and foundered in False Pass at 2:30 a.m. August 17, 1937.  The vessel departed Naknek August 14th at 6:00 a.m. bound for King Cove.  There were nine crewmen aboard including master E R Simpson of Seattle and no cargo.  The following are excerpts from the casualty report:

“Heavy southwest wind, dark night.”  “False Pass, St Catherine’s Cove, Alaska…foundering.”  “Darkness, ran aground…Had no opportunity to salvage because of the pounding of the sea.  P E Marris Co,’s boat Gas Screw Bobby (assisted) but was unable to accomplish anything towards saving the vessel because of her breaking up.”  “I was unable to file a report until reaching Bellingham.”

The Little Glory had a reported value of $5,000 which was a total loss.  She was insured for $4194.13.  All nine crewmen survived.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 55 01 N 163 30 W   Chart 16535

Additional Information: Tonnage 50 Gross 40 Net, Built 1912, Registered Seattle, ON 209959, Owner Pacific American Fisheries of Bellingham Washington,

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty September 7, 1937 by Simpson at Bellingham

LITTLE OHIE (1888)     See OHIO (1888)

 

LIVE HERRING (1964)     The 78 foot steel gasoline powered fishing vessel Live Herring stranded and was lost at Afognak Island October 12, 1964.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 15 N 152 30 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 87 Gross 76 Net, Length 78, Breadth 19.4, Depth 6, Built 1947 at Seattle WA, 282 HP, ON 253677

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) Pg 1257, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 390

 

LIVELY JANE (2011)     The wooden fishing vessel Lively Jane struck a reef and sank in the vicinity of West Anderson Bay July 13, 2011. The five persons aboard abandoned ship to a skiff as the vessel sank.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   61 05 N 146 33 W   Chart 16707

Comment: This vessel is still fishing so must have been salvaged. WG

Additional Information: Built 1950 Tacoma WA, ON 260225, Call Sign WC8877, Former Names Little Lady & New Georgia

Sources: 1. 17th Coast Guard District Enforcement Report (Jun-Sep 2011), 2. Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, 3. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1979) Pgs 829 & 1933

 

LIZZIE WILLIAMS (1889)     The 790 ton 159 foot wooden bark Lizzie Williams struck a shoal and was lost on Tugidak Island at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22, 1889.  The vessel departed San Francisco March 28, 1889 bound for Kodiak Island.  She was carrying 82 passengers, 14 crewmen and a 1,100 ton cannery outfit and supplies worth $57,000.  75 of the passengers were Chinese cannery workers.  The steamers Al-Ki and Elsie aided in the rescue of passengers and crew, all who survived.  The Lizzie Williams, worth $16,000 and her valuable cargo were total losses.  Conditions at the time were a five mile an hour wind, moderate weather, a heavy sea and daylight.  Some of the cargo was recovered.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 30 N 154 40 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 790, Length 159.4, Breadth 33.5, Depth 20.2, Built 1868 Portland ME, Registered San Francisco, ON 15519, Master T G Cushman of San Francisco, Owner Kodiak Packing Co of San Francisco, Vessel Insurance $14,000, Cargo Insurance $56, 195

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report filed at San Francisco by Cushman July 11, 1889

LLOYD (1982)     The 60 foot halibut fishing vessel Lloyd flooded and foundered June 9, 1982 approximately 25 miles south of Seward.  All five crewmembers were rescued by the fishing vessels Gjoa and Marathon.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 06 30 N 149 26 30 W   Chart 16680

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LOIS V (1964)     The 3 foot wooden oil screw Lois V was destroyed at Kodiak by the earthquake and tidal wave of March 27, 1964.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 11 Net, Length 35.2, Breadth 12, Depth 4.8, Built 1946 at La Conner WA, Service freight, 165 HP, SL WB9387, ON 249686

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) Pg 1257, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 392

 

LOMELA (1953)     The 42 ton 51 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Lomela was consumed by fire September 7, 1953, 19 miles southeast of Kodiak.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 42 Gross 33 Net, Length 51.6, Breadth 16.5, Depth 6.5, Built 1943 at Portland OR, Crew 3, Horsepower 150, SL WA7292, Owner Florence Nelleton, Registered Aberdeen WA, ON 244010

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 320, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 749

 

LOOKOUT (1886)     The 67 ton 80 foot wooden schooner Lookout stranded and was lost after going ashore on Sanak Island in a thick fog at 11:00 p.m. Thursday June 3, 1886.  There was a watch on deck of the Lookout with a moderate breeze and thick fog when the tragedy occurred.  The vessel had departed San Francisco May 1, 1886 on a hunting voyage to the North Pacific with 15 crewmen aboard.  The crew made it to safety, but the Lookout, valued at $9,000 was a total loss.  She had no cargo aboard.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 25 N 162 40 W   Chart 16520

Comment: There is a shipwreck marked on the chart on the rocks just south of Sanak Is. as well as a Lookout Point on Caton Island just to the east.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 66.71, Length 80.1, Breadth 18.5, Depth 8.3, Built 1884 San Francisco, Registered San Francisco, ON 140731, Master Peter Faggney, Owners Peter Faggney and Jno. W Dollard of San Francisco, Vessel Insurance $4,500

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report August 12, 1886 at San Francisco by Dollard

LOON (1992)     The 120 foot wooden fishing vessel Loon struck an unknown submerged object in the ship channel near Naked Island in Prince William Sound August 28, 1992.  The vessel was traveling from Valdez to Homer. Fifteen hours later in Nuka Bay, the vessel capsized and sank in 600 feet of water.  The two crewmembers escaped to a 16 foot aluminum skiff and were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter and were suffering from severe hypothermia.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 19 N 150 33 W   Chart 16013

Additional Information: Tonnage 122 Gross 73 Net, Length 106.8, Breadth 17.9, Depth 9.3, Built 1943 Benton Harbor MI, ON 255475, Former Names SC 758 U S N, WAVR 436 U S N, Air Loon, SL WB5701

Sources: 1. U S C G Shipwreck List (1989-2004), 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013), 3. Merchant Vessel of the U S (1979) Pgs 838 & 1934, 4. USCG MISLE Case # 956287

 

LOOSE GOOSE TOO (1997)     The 26 foot cabin cruiser Loose Goose Too disappeared with two persons aboard October 26, 1997 in Kachemak Bay.  The vessel was travelling between Homer Boat Harbor and Sadie Cove.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 30 30 N 151 28 W   Chart 16640

Source: Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

LORA LEE (1986)     The 32 foot fishing vessel Lora Lee capsized and sank May 30, 1986 approximately 10 miles south of Sequel Point, southwest of Cape Chiniak near Kodiak.  All three crewmembers were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 33 40 N 152 12 30 W   Chart 16593

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

LORA LEE (1987)     The fishing vessel Lora Lee sank near Kodiak October 1, 1987.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LORA MAE (1992)     The 42 foot fishing vessel Lora Mae burned to the waterline and sank June 18, 1992 in Chignik Bay.  All four crewmembers were rescued.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 22 N 158 W   Chart 16011

Additional Information: ON 677991

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

 

LORAINE (1988)     The 45 foot fishing vessel Loraine was swept onto the rocks and destroyed September 8, 1988 near Yakutat.  The two crewmembers waded to the beach and were picked up by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 33 N 139 44 W   Chart 16016

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LORAL (1964)     The 26 ton 48 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Loral was reported lost in the Good Friday earthquake of 1964 at Kodiak.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 26 Gross 20 Net, Length 48.4, Breadth 12.5, Depth 4.7, Built 1943 at Seattle WA, Former Names GS-1 (U S Dept. of Interior) and CG 50067 (U S C G), Horsepower 80, SL WL9624, Owner Neal Day, Registered Wrangell, ON 277425

Sources: 1. Unofficial Wreck List, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 378

 

LORRINDA G (1978)     The fishing vessel Lorrinda G sank in the Bering Sea October 23, 1978.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   Unknown

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LOTTIE M (1964)     The diesel screw Lottie M was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Cordova.

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

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LOU ANNE (1983)     The 65 foot tug Lou Anne disappeared April 7, 1983 with the loss of her five crewmembers approximately 145 miles southeast of Cordova.  Captain Bill Martin of Anchorage, Russell (Rusty) McGuire (31) and Mel Morris of Honolulu, Larry Phillip of Alakanuk and Simeon Agathluk of Emmonak were lost. The Lou Anne was towing the 200 foot barge Sherry Lee which was later found beached about 12 miles southeast of Cape Suckling.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 33 N 145 45 W   Chart 17013

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Daily Sitka Sentinel (April 28, 1983) “Suspends Search” Pg 6

 

LOUIS B (1969)     The gas screw Louis B was consumed by fire May 10, 1969 at Nushagak in Bristol Bay.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 57 N 158 29 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LOUISA DOWNS (1868)     The 11 ton schooner Louisa Downs drifted into Dry Bay November 22, 1868 went ashore and wrecked.  Her masts had been cut away in a gale to save the vessel.  The Louisa Downs had departed Sitka October 13, 1867 bound for Hoonah, other villages of Icy Strait, Cross Sound and the Gulf of Alaska on a hunting and trading expedition.  She had three crewmen and a cargo of trade goods and furs.  After the wreck, the crew of the Louisa Downs found canoes at a deserted Native village in Dry Bay.  They loaded their furs and trade goods in them and made their way west to another Native village, arriving on December 7, 1868.  There the local Natives confiscated their possessions but took care of the three through the winter.  In the spring they were transported to Cross Sound, arriving in Sitka June 23, 1869.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 08 N 138 25 W   Chart 16016

Comment: One news account from the period has this wreck occurring July 17, 1868 northwest of Sitka 250 miles during a heavy southeasterly. Skipper and well known trader Michael Sullivan went on to sink the Victoria trading vessel Langley in December of 1869 near Killisnoo. WG

Sources: 1. Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1961) Pg 170, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 3. Daily Alta California (August 7, 1868) “Alaska” Front Page Col. 7, 4. British Colonist (February 19, 1870) “Wreck of the Schooner Langley of Victoria” Col. 3

LOUISIANA (1939)     The 33 ton gas screw fishing vessel Louisiana stranded and was lost at the head of Pavlof Bay at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday July 19, 1939.  The vessel struck a reef at the head of Pavlof Bay as they were leaving for King Cove.  Conditions were a gentle easterly breeze and fog.  The five aboard made it to safety, but the Louisiana was a total loss.  The gas screw Umala tried to pull the Louisiana off of the reef but was unable.  Several attempts were made to float the vessel but weather and tide conditions did not permit salvage operations.  Axel Samuelson, owner and master of the Louisiana wrote the vessel off as a total loss.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 55 20 N 161 38 W   Chart 16551

Additional Information: Tonnage 33, Age 24 years, Registered Ketchikan, ON 213146, Vessel Value $2,000, Cargo none, Vessel Insurance none

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty February 3, 1940 at Ketchikan by Samuelson

LOVAC (1987)     The 32 foot fishing vessel Lovac was missing and presumed lost March 16, 1987 while fishing for black cod out of Kodiak.  Presumed lost were James Shutter and possibly another crewmember.

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

Additional Information: ADF&G No. 9566

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

 

LOYAL (1956)     The 23 ton 43 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Loyal was consumed by fire April 20, 1956 in Simpson Bay, Prince William Sound.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 37 30 N 145 55 W   Chart 16700

Additional Information: Tonnage 23 Gross 18 Net, Length 43.4, Breadth 13.2, Depth 5.6, Built 1915 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 140, SL WA7360, Owner Charles Jerry Cochran, Registered Juneau, ON 213362

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1959) Pg 324, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1960) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 824

 

LUCILE (1908)     The full rigged 1,402 ton 200 foot wooden ship Lucile broke a pin in a mooring swivel and drifted onto the sand spit at the entrance to the Ugashik River at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday August 19, 1908.  The vessel was in port about to sail for San Francisco when the disaster occurred.  There were 70 crew and 80 Japanese cannery laborers aboard.  The Lucile was laden with 1557 tons of canned and salt salmon valued at $160,000.  The vessel was valued at $20,000.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed in San Francisco:

“Sand spit entrance of Ugashik River.  Moorings carried away; drifted ashore.”  “Pin in mooring swivel broke.  Strong wind, sea smooth at time of swivel breaking.”  “Set sails. S.S. Lehem came to assistance, and towed on ship for about 4 hours.  But wind increased to a gale, and tide running 6’ per hour with same direction of wind caused ship to go higher up on sand flat.”  “As the tide was rising, nothing could be done, the rise and fall of the tide being about 18 feet at mouth of river where vessel lies.”

The Lucile and her cargo were reported as total losses.  The crew and passengers survived.  Insurance on the vessel was $2,500 and her cargo $100,000.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 30 N 157 37 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 1402 Gross 1297 Net, Built 1874 Freeport ME, Length 200, Breadth 40, Depth 23.9, Registration San Francisco, ON 140031, Master J P McInnis of San Francisco, Owner Frank B Peterson of San Francisco

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report September 11, 1911 by Owners

LUCKY BOY (1955)     The 10 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Lucky Boy stranded and was lost July 22, 1955 on the beach at the northeast end of Kalgin Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   60 28 N 151 55 W   Chart 16660

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 32.8, Breadth 8.8, Depth 3, Built 1927 at Seattle, Horsepower 140, Owner Alfred R Waterbury, Registered Seattle, ON 252801

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) Pg 307, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 757

 

LUCKY DEBONAIR (1974)     The crab fishing vessel Lucky Debonair was believed to have been destroyed by a storm March 5, 1974.  The 50 foot vessel was last seen near Marmot Island north of Kodiak on March 3, 1974. The vessel was traveling between Kodiak and Cordova with four crewmembers on board when she disappeared. Owner operator Chick Nims, his wife Esther Nims, Mike Pablic and Rick Woit, all of Kodiak, were lost. One body was discovered June 2nd clad in a wet suit bearing the name Lucky Debonair floating in Cape Chiniak Lagoon on Afognak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 13 N 151 50 W   Chart 16580

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Fairbanks Daily News Miner (March 14, 1974) “Planes fail to find boat” Pg 2, 3. Fairbanks Daily News Miner (June 4, 1974) “Little hope for crewmen” Pg 2

 

LUCKY LOGGER (1996)     The 26 foot bowpicker Lucky Logger flooded and sank October 28, 1996 at the entrance to Day Harbor near Cape Resurrection.  The only person on board was plucked from the Lucky Logger by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 57 N 149 10 W   Chart 16680

Additional Information: ON 614216

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

 

LUCKY PIERRE (1995)     The fishing vessel Lucky Pierre flooded from the stern, capsized and sank May 8, 1995 south of Kodiak near Narrow Cape in Ugak Bay.  Both persons on board were rescued by the fishing vessel Progress.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 25 30 N 152 20 W   Chart 16580

Source: Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

LUCKY STAR (1964)     The 44 ton 49 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Lucky Star was destroyed by a tidal wave March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

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

Additional Information: Tonnage 44 Gross 17 Net, Length 49.6, Breadth 16, Depth 8.4, Built 1951 at Tacoma WA, Horsepower 115, SL WD8006, Owner Arthur O Rorvick, Registered Seattle, ON 262527

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 371, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1004

 

LUELLA (1869)     The schooner Luella was driven ashore during a gale and lost in May 10, 1869.  The vessel departed Sitka March 28 got caught in a gale and capsized.  She was driven ashore and completely wrecked in the Barren Islands.  The vessel was owned by Costello and Malowinski of Victoria.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   58 57 N 152 15 W   Chart 16606

Sources: 1. Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1961) Pg 180, 2. BOEMRE  Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

LULA II (1968)     The gas screw Lula II burned August 3, 1968 at the Alitak Cannery at Alitak.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   56 56 40 N 154 10 W   Chart 16580

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LYNDA (1971)     The fishing vessel Lynda ran aground and broke up November 5, 1971 near Cape Mordvinof on the northwest coast of Unimak Island.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   54 56 45 N 164 26 W   Chart 16011

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LYNDA K (1971)     The 35 foot fishing vessel Lynda K was lost at sea April 15, 1971 between Homer and Seward.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   Unknown

Comment: Possibly spelled Linda K

Sources: 1. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 2. Daily News Anchorage (April 16, 1971) “Vessel Missing” Pg 8

 

LYNN (1961)     The 48 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Lynn burned between Hutchinson Reef and Woody Island near Kodiak December 24, 1961.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   57 49 45 N 152 18 W   Chart 16580

Additional Information: Tonnage 28 Gross 19 Net, Length 47.9, Breadth 14.1, Depth 6.9, Built 1947 Winchester Bay OR, 165 HP, SL WD7914, ON 252818

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1974) Pg 1257, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 402

 

LYNN D (1956)     The 10 ton wooden gas screw Lynn D foundered 15 miles off of Cape Saint Elias on May 29, 1956.

Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska   59 54 N 144 36 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross, Built 1955, ON 271381

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) “Vessels Subject to Removal” Pg 581

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