Unknown or Uncharted Alaska Shipwrecks ( G )

GOLDEN WEST (1918)     The 23 ton wooden gas screw fishing vessel Golden West was lost at 6:00 p.m. Monday February 25, 1918 when her engine broke down and she drifted onto the rocks on the west coast of Graham Island, British Columbia.  The Golden West departed Ketchikan February 12th with three crewmen bound for “sea fisheries”.  The crew had caught 4,000 pounds of fish which were lost along with the Golden West.  Anchors were dropped as the vessel drifted ashore but the lines parted in the strong SE wind and heavy seas.  The three escaped to the beach where they were picked up by the gas screw Libanon on March 4, 1918.  They were then transferred to the gas screw Hilda off Port Lewis, B.C. and taken to Ketchikan March 5th.

                Mapping and Location : British Columbia

                Additional Information : Tonnage 23 Gross 18 Net, Built 1914, Registered Seattle, ON 212325, Master and half owner Robt Engdal of Seattle, Second Owner Carl Jackson of Seattle, Vessel Value $6,000, Vessel Insurance $3,000, Cargo value $600 no insurance

                Source : U S Coast Guard Report of Casualty filed at Ketchikan March 6, 1929 by Engdal

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