South East Alaska Shipwrecks ( N )

N F CO NO 1 (1918)     The 30 ton scow N F Co No 1 stranded and was lost in Washington Bay December of 1918.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 43 N 134 23 20 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 30, Built 1917 at Bellingham WA, Registered Seattle WA, ON 166791

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1923) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 451, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1922) Pg 402

NAN B (1967)     The 43 ton 60 foot wooden gas screw Nan B foundered March 23, 1967 in Eliza Harbor.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 09 N 134 17 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 43 Gross 36 Net, Length 60.6, Breadth 15.8, Depth 5.8, Built 1911 at Astoria WA, Service freight, Registered Wrangell, ON 208482

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 486, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1172

 

NARO (1898)     The steamer Naro was wrecked at Point Highfield on the northern tip of Wrangell Island in 1898.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 29 15 N 132 23 15 W   Chart 17384

Comment: This may not have been a total loss, but evidence of an accident may still be on site, so I have included it in this compilation.  WG

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

NAUGHTY MARLETTA (1950)     The 12 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Naughty Marletta foundered September 3, 1950 on a small island near the outer entrance to the eastern channel of Sitka Sound.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 N 135 30 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 12 Gross 8 Net, Length 33.8, Breadth 9.8, Depth 5.7, Built 1936 at Olympia WA, Horsepower 40, Owner Robert Shonwald, Registered Sitka, ON 235184

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1950) Pg 381, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 939

 

NECKERBAY (1964)     The 13 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw Neckerbay collided with a log and was lost April 13, 1964 in Krestof Sound near Sitka.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 12 N 135 35 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Gross 8 Net, Length 35.5, Breadth 12.4, Depth 3.4, Built 1915 at Sitka, Horsepower 145, SL WT8846, Owner Lura Engelman, Registered Sitka, ON 226648

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1964) Pg 472, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1005

 

NEFCO 17 (1957)     The 128 ton 76 foot wooden barge Nefco 17 was consumed by fire July 10, 1957 at Ketchikan.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 128 Gross and Net, Length 75.9, Breadth 24.4, Depth 5.1, Built 1951 at Seattle WA, Owner New England Fish Company, Registered Seattle, ON 261153

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1957) Pg 378, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1958) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 778

 

NELD (1954)     The 10 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Neld foundered December 21, 1954 on the beach of Glass Peninsula, 40 miles south of Juneau.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 35 N 133 50 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 34.1, Breadth 9.7, Depth 4.6, Built 1945 at Haines, Horsepower 110, Owner Eli Johnson, Registered Juneau, ON 247984

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1955) Pg 370, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1956) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 744

 

NELLIE MARTIN (1887)     The 25 ton 48 foot wooden schooner Nellie Martin stranded on the rocks on the south end of Douglas Island at 1:00 a.m. December 24, 1887.  The vessel departed Juneau with two crewmen aboard bound for Chican (Shakan).  It was reported that the anchor chain parted in a heavy gale causing the casualty.  The Nellie Martin was valued at $1,000 and sustained $500 worth of damage. There were no losses of life.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 11 55 N 134 15 20 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 24.5, Built 1871 at Seattle, Length 47.9, Breadth 13.6, Depth 5.1, Registered Sitka, ON 18687, Master Fred Bahlman of Chican, Owner J B Sprague of Chican

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report March 23, 1888 at Juneau by C W Young, Agent for Owner

NEOGA (1980)     The tug Neoga caught fire and burned beyond repair September 7, 1980 while beached at Halleck Point northwest of Sitka.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 13 45 N 135 30 45 W   Chart 17320

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

NEPTUNE (1918)     The 365 ton wooden barge Neptune parted her tow line and stranded on the rocks at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday October 30, 1918 near Gambier Island.  The barge was running between Seattle and Tyee with 9 crewmen aboard.  No lives were lost. The Neptune had 27,500 pounds of salt herring, salt, and barrels aboard worth $5,000 when the disaster occurred.  A “S E hurricane” was said to have caused the tow line to part.  The Neptune struck the rocks four miles northeast of Gambier Island and foundered.  The barge, worth $5,000, and her cargo were total losses.  There was no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 26 30 N 133 51 W   Chart 17360

Additional Information: Tonnage 365, Built 1911, Registration Seattle, ON 130750, Master H H Hungerford of Seattle, Owner D J Halferty of Portland OR

Source: U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty November 1, 1918 by Halferty at Petersburg

NEPTUNE (1951)     The 54 ton 57 foot wooden oil screw Neptune foundered August 3, 1951 at Noblack Point in Clarence Strait.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 33 N 132 07 W   Chart 17420

Comment: I have charted this wreck at Niblack Point.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 54 Gross 31 Net, Length 57.4, Breadth 16.3 Depth 8.1, Built 1924 at Tacoma WA, Service freight, Crew 4, Horsepower 100, SL WC 2351, Owner West Coast Transportation Company, Registered Ketchikan, ON 223903

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1951) Pg 363, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 957

 

NEVA (1813)     The 370 ton Russian ship Neva struck a rock and wrecked on Kruzof Island January 9, 1813 at a bay now named for the wreck.  The vessel was travelling from Okhotsk, Russia to Sitka with 77 aboard.  49 persons were lost along with a valuable cargo of bronze guns, furs and gold church vestments.  Two of the 28 survivors died during a month long ordeal on the beach before the Neva crew’s plight was realized. The 26 were transported to Sitka by Kolosh canoe. The site of the wreck has been located and is being studied by historians and archeologists.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 02 15 N 135 50 40 W   Chart 17325

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

NEVERMIND (1910)     The 8 ton 41 foot wooden fishing schooner Nevermind was driven ashore in a snow storm in Lynn Canal at 10 p.m. Wednesday October 26, 1910.  The vessel and her 1,000 pound cargo of fish were lost, but the two person crew made it to safety.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report filed by her master and owner, T Swanson:

“Horse Island; near Douglas Island, Lynn Canal, SE Alaska.”  “Dark; high sea and wind, snowstorm. Nothing could be done.”  “Gale drove her ashore”  “Total loss”

The Nevermind was valued at $250 and her cargo of fish $200.  There was no insurance.

Mapping and Location:  Southeast Alaska   58 15 15 N 134 43 30 W   Chart 17315

Additional Information: Tonnage 8, Built 1891 Port Madison WA, Length 41.4, Breadth 11.1, Depth 3.4, Registration Juneau, ON 130535, Last Port Juneau

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report October28, 1910

NEW MERRIMAC (1943)     The 13 ton 33 foot wooden gas screw New Merrimac foundered November 4, 1943 off Commano Point, Ketchikan.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 20 30 N 131 38 45 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 13 Gross 10 Net, Length 32.9, Breadth 11.7, Depth 4.9, Built 1926 at Ketchikan, Service Freight, Crew 3, Horsepower 16, Owner Lars A Olin, Registered Ketchikan, ON 226051

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 267

 

NEW VIKING (2003)     The 52 foot crab fishing vessel New Viking flooded and sank March 24, 2003 near Sullivan Island State Marine Park, 15 miles southwest of Eldred Rock in Seymour Narrows.  The sole occupant of the vessel abandoned ship to a skiff and was later picked up by the U S Coast Guard.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 53 N 135 19 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: 595129

Source: U S C G News Release (March 24, 2003) “Coast Guard rescues fisher after boat disappears in Southeast Alaska”

 

NIAGARA (1920)     The 42 foot wooden gas screw halibut boat Niagara stranded and sank January 24, 1920 near Lane’s Cannery in Moira Sound.  The vessel was later refloated and patched, but lost her cargo of halibut.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 05 N 132 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 20 Gross 13 Net, Length 42.5, Breadth 13.3, Depth 4.6, Built 1913 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 20, Owner James A Rassmusen, Registered Ketchikan, ON 211258

Sources: 1. Juneau Empire (January 24, 1920) Pg 6, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1916) Pg 283

 

NIGHT HAWK (1952)     The 16 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Night Hawk stranded and was lost February 1, 1952 at Slate Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 05 45 N 131 03 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 16 Gross 15 Net, Length35.9, Breadth 10.2, Depth 4.6, Built 1925 at Norfolk VA, Former Name No. 10980 (U S N), Horsepower 40, SL WC4827, Owner Maurice D Ingman, Registered Ketchikan, ON 241230

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 400, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 749

 

NIKOLAI I (1861)     The Russian American Company steamer Nikolai I became a total loss near Kake Village in 1861.  The crew was saved and entertained by the local natives until another vessel arrived from Sitka.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 58 30 N 133 56 30 W   Chart 17360

Sources: 1. Marine Disasters of the Alaska Route (1916) Pg 22, 2. Alaska and its Resources (1870) Pg 349

 

NIRA (1967)     The 9 ton 32 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Nira collided with a submerged object in Wrangell Narrows and was lost May 16, 1967, south of Ketchikan.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 31 N 132 55 W   Chart 17420

Comment: The entry of the loss states Wrangell Narrows south of Ketchikan which is not correct.  Further research is warranted.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 9 Gross 6 Net, Length 32.4, Breadth 10.9, Depth 4.7, Built 1934 at Port Townsend WA, Horsepower 125, Registered Port Townsend WA, ON 233363

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 497, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1172

 

NO 1 (1929)     The 11 ton scow No 1 foundered September 7, 1929 near Dixon Entrance.  No one was aboard at the time of the casualty and no lives were lost.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 30 N 133 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: Tonnage 11, Built 1913, ON 165419

Source: Merchant Vessels of the U S (1930) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 920

NO 5 (1898)     Barge No 5 foundered off Cross Sound June 20, 1898.  The vessel was valued at $4,000 with cargo and became a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 08 N 136 35 W   Chart 16016

Source: Marine Disasters of the Alaska Route (1916) “List of Wrecks in Alaskan Waters From Records of Customs Office, Juneau” Pg 35

NO 7 (1898)     Barge No 7 foundered off Cross Sound June 20, 1898.  The vessel was valued at $4,000 with cargo and became a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 08 N 136 35 W   Chart 16016

Source: Marine Disasters of the Alaska Route (1916) “List of Wrecks in Alaskan Waters from Records of Customs Office, Juneau” Pg 35

 

NO NEWS (2000)     The 20 foot boat No News capsized and was lost June 22, 2000 on the way up the Whiting River to Crescent Lake.  Both persons aboard were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 20 N 132 30 W   Chart 17300

Sources: 1. U S C G News Release (June 22, 2000) “Coast Guard rescues stranded Juneau boaters”, 2. Michael Burwell Shipwreck List (2013)

 

NOOTKA (1926)     The 40 ton wooden gas screw Nootka caught fire and sank outside of Gut Bay at midnight Monday August 30, 1926.  The vessel departed Port Conclusion that day for Red Bluff Bay and herring fishing.  There were two crewmen aboard.  The following are excerpts from the wreck report:

“Heavy SE Storm, strong wind, dark and raining”  “Engine backfired and burned”  “3 miles south and 1 ½ miles off shore from Gut Bay, Alaska”  “Burned and sank”

The Nootka had 30 ton of fresh herring aboard worth $300 when she sank.  The vessel was worth $14,000.  The crew made it to safety but the Nootka and her cargo were total losses.  The gas boat Ellrington stood by and took the crew to Red Bluff Bay.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 44 N 134 38 30 W   Chart 17320

Additional Information: Tonnage 40 Gross 30 Net, Age 9 years, Registration Seattle, ON 214683, Master Rudolph Frannlovich of Anacortes WA, Owner Barnard Packaging of Seattle, Vessel Insurance $11,000, Cargo Insurance none

Source: U S C G Report of Casualty October 23, 1926 at Seattle by J H Wakefield, Supt.

NORCO (1944)     The 615 ton 150 foot wooden oil screw Norco burned March 8, 1944 in Tongass Harbor, Annette Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 46 30 N 130 14 30 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 615 Gross 479 Net, Length 150.3, Breadth 28, Depth 16.2, Built 1911 at North Bend OR, Former Name Tillamook, Service freight, Crew 15, Horsepower 400 (Brake), Owner Whiz Fish Products Company, Registered Seattle, ON 208718

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 270

 

NORD (1992)     The 38 foot longline fishing vessel Nord flooded, capsized and sank September 18, 1992 off of Point Couverden.  Waves broke over the gunwales, the scuppers plugged with fish and the vessel rolled over and sank in less than four minutes.  All five crewmembers were rescued.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 11 25 N 135 03 10 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: ON 223177

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

 

NOREEN ANN (1983)     The trawler Noreen Ann flooded and sank when a port plank cracked May 16, 1983 five miles west of Cape Lookout near Dall Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 06 N 133 14 W   Chart 17400

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

NORLAND (1971)     The fishing vessel Norland ran aground and broke up January 27, 1971 on Barlow Island 18 miles northwest of Juneau.  All three crewmembers were rescued by the U S Coast Guard Cutter Clover.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 23 30 N 134 54 W   Chart 17300

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

NORMA (1944)     The 19 ton 43 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Norma foundered at the mouth of the Duncan Canal October 3, 1944.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 30 N 133 03 W   Chart 17360

Additional Information: Tonnage 19 Gross 15 Net, Length 43.6, Breadth 11.5, Depth 5.2, Built 1930 at Ketchikan, Horsepower 20, SL KELH, Owner Richard Thompson, Registered Ketchikan, ON 230061

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 270

 

NORMAN A (1929)     The 10 ton wooden gas screw Norman A stranded, caught fire and sank near Kelp Island at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday July 31, 1929.  The vessel departed at 7:00 a.m. that same day from Ketchikan bound for George Inlet and Duke Island with three crewmen aboard.  Master and owner P A Olsen of Ketchikan made the following statements in his casualty report:

“Cove on northeasterly side of Kelp Island”  “Running very slow”  “Attempted to turn around dolphin #3 on inside”  “Stranding and fire”  “Threw a line around the dolphin; used power of boat and winch but to no avail.  When the tide went out some water in her; bailed out the water; fixed up in best condition we know how to raise her; put scow along side.  Work unsuccessful.  Tide came in and filled her about half full of water.  About 8 A.M. observed smoke coming out of boat which fire consumed about half of the boat.”  “…Ga. S. Salmora tried to pull boat off rock”  “Total loss”

The Norman A was valued at $6,000 and insured for $4,700.  The crew escaped to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 52 N 131 16 W   Chart 17434

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Net, Built 1891, Registered Ketchikan, ON 116553, Cargo none, Weather southwester, no sea

Source: U S C G Report of Casualty August 3, 1929 at Ketchikan by Olsen

NORMAN SUNDE (1900)     The schooner Norman Sunde was wrecked and became a total loss at Five Fingers Island in 1900 or 1901.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 17 30 N 133 40 15 W   Chart 17360

Comment: A schooner of the same name is active in subsequent years after this wreck, which may have been salvaged. I have included the entry because evidence of the wreck may still be on site and of interest.  WG

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 72

NORRONA (1979)     The herring packer Norrona submerged her stern in heavy seas, healed over and sank December 6, 1979 three miles off of North Cape near Whale Bay on the southwest coast of Baranof Island.  The Norrona sank in minutes.  All three crewmembers were rescued by the fishing vessel Lazaria.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 35 45 N 135 08 15 W   Chart 17320

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

NORTH (1926)     The gas power schooner North was lost at Great Bay August 30, 1926.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   57 08 N 135 22 30 W   Chart 17324

Comment: I have charted this wreck at Starrigavan Bay which used to be called Great Bay.  WG

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 375

NORTH DAKOTA (1937)     The 18 ton 41 foot wooden oil screw freight vessel North Dakota foundered 12 miles northwest of Barren Island August 17, 1937.  The 4 persons aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 44 45 N 131 20 30 W   Chart 17420

Additional Information: Tonnage 18 Gross 12 Net, Length 41.5, Breadth 11.6, Depth 6.2, Built 1928 at Seattle WA, Horsepower 40, Owner Oceanic Fisheries Company of Washington, Registered Seattle, ON 227712

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1938) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 512, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1932) Pg 247

 

NORTH PASS (1947)     The 32 ton 46 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel North Pass burned November 22, 1947, 1.1 miles at 9 degrees true from Rocky Island Light and one half mile from Point Couverden.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 11 25 N 135 03 10 W   Chart 17300

Additional Information: Tonnage 32 Gross 21 Net, Length 46.6, Breadth 14.6, Depth 5.7, Built 1947 at Juneau, Crew 7, Horsepower 80, Owner Jimmie Marks, Registered Juneau, ON 253362

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1952) Pg 406, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1953-1954) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 749

 

NORTHERN (1931)     The halibut schooner Northern was consumed by fire July 20, 1931 in Sumner Strait.  The crew was taken to Ketchikan by the schooner Akutan.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   Unknown

Source: Juneau Empire (July 22, 1931) Pg 7

 

NORTHERN DAWN (2002)     The 33 foot longline halibut fishing vessel Northern Dawn began taking water over the stern and foundered March 23, 2002 approximately 54 nautical miles southwest of Sitka off of Cape Ommaney.  There were two crewmen aboard hauling gear when the disaster occurred.  Both donned survival suits and abandoned ship to a life raft.  They were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 10 N 134 40 20 W   Chart 16016

Additional Information: ON 597665

Source: U S C G News Release (March 24, 2002) “Coast Guard rescues 2 after fishing boat sinks near Sitka”

 

NORTHLAND (1916)     The 608 ton schooner Northland sank in Kake Harbor June 25, 1916.  She was built in 1908 and originally owned by the Northland Steamship Company. The vessel was salvaged the following year.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 58 30 N 133 56 30 W   Chart 17368

Comment: I have included this entry because evidence of the sinking may still be on site and of interest. WG

Source: The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 269

NORTHLAND (1966)     The diesel screw Northland foundered May 8, 1965 off of Baranof Island.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 45 N 135 10 W   Chart 16016

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

NORTHWIND (1913)     The schooner Northwind was wrecked at Wrangell in 1913 and became a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   56 28 N 132 22 40 W   Chart 17360

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 231, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992)

NORWESTER (1897)     The 32.52 ton cod fishing schooner Nor’Wester was blown onto the rocks and lost in Clarence Strait December 5, 1897.  The vessel departed Sitka October 6, 1897 with four crewmen and seven passengers.  She had 10 ton of codfish aboard worth $500 at the time of the tragedy.  All passengers and crew made it to Sitka in a small boat.  The Nor’Wester, valued at $2,400, became a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   54 45 N 131 42 W   Chart 17420

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

NUGGET (1941)     The 10 ton 34 foot wooden gas screw Nugget burned March 23, 1941 at Sukoi Island.  The one person on board made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska Unknown

Comment: Could be either Sukoi Inlet or Sukoi Islets.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross 7 Net, Length 34.4, Breadth 9.8, Depth 5.5, Built 1918 at Juneau, Original Name Ja Ka Dan, Horsepower 16, Owner Joseph L Hill, Registered Juneau, ON 216665

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) “Vessels Reported” Lost Pg 511, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1941) Pg 234

 

NUMBER 242 (1923)     The halibut boat No. 242 was lost in a storm at Point Retreat December of 1923.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 24 45 N 134 57 15 W   Chart 17300

Source: The Juneau Empire (December 24, 1923) Pg 6

 

NYMPH (1907)     The 10 ton 31 foot wooden sloop Nymph stranded at Hadley and became a total loss January 7, 1907.  The one person aboard made it to safety, but the Nymph, valued at $3,000 with cargo, became a total loss.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   55 32 N 132 17 W   Chart 17426

Comment: Hadley was a settlement at Lyman Anchorage on Kasaan Peninsula. WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 10 Gross and Net, Built 1905 Wrangell, Length 30.6, Breadth 11.6, Depth 3.5, Registered Wrangell, ON 202716

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. U S Customs Wreck Report, 3. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names (1967) “Hadley” Pg 399

NYMPH (1941)     The 30 foot gas troller Nymph struck a reef and foundered January 19, 1941 near Point Retreat.  Both crewmembers made it to the Point Retreat light station and were picked up by the U S Coast Guard cutter Haida.

Mapping and Location: Southeast Alaska   58 24 45 N 134 57 15 W   Chart 17316

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

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