Unknown or Uncharted Alaska Shipwrecks ( H )

HARRIET G (1932) See Esther 1933?     Wooden brig that that capsized off of Cape Flattery with a load of lumber.  Harriet was rerigged as a 3-master, renamed the Esther and eventually became a floating cannery.  See Esther 1933.

 

HELEN SNOW (1872)     The 215 ton whaling bark Helen Snow was damaged by ice in the Arctic Ocean August 19, 1872, and abandoned.  The vessel had a home port of New Bedford, Mass. 

“The Bark Helen Snow was afterwards found, crew put on board and vessel taken into San Francisco and sold to pay salvage; sailed one voyage from San Francisco, then transferred to Russian flag.”

Revenue Cutter Service file shows the tonnage of the Helen Snow at 299 and the vessel abandoned August 31, 1872 and then saved by a Captain Owen.

                Mapping and Location : Northern Unknown Salvaged

                Sources : 1. Alaska Packers Association Records 1741-1939 Microfilm 1982, 2. Alaska File Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914

 

HENRY KNEELAND (1864)     The 304 ton whaling ship Henry Kneeland was lost in the ice in the Chukchi Sea in July of 1864.  She departed New Bedford August 11, 1862 for whaling in the Arctic.

                Mapping and Location : Northern Alaska  Unknown

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

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