Unknown or Uncharted Alaska Shipwrecks ( L )

LAST CHANCE (1955)     The 7 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Last Chance burned November 9, 1955 at Anderson Bay.

Mapping and Location: Alaska Unknown

Comment: Multiple Bays named Anderson.  WG

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 30.8, Breadth 9.5, Depth 3.7, Built 1946 at Cordova, Horsepower 100, Owner John D Durkes, Registered Juneau, ON 251179

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

 

LAURA (1942)     The 15 ton 44 foot wooden gas screw tug Laura was destroyed by fire June 22, 1942 at Wood Island.

Mapping and Location: Unknown Alaska

Comment: Probably Woody Island near Kodiak

Additional Information: Tonnage 15 Gross 10 Net, Length 44, Breadth 13.9, Depth 4.8, Built 1913 at Sausalito CA, Service tow, Horsepower 60, Owner Alaska Salmon Company, Registered San Francisco CA, ON 211382

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1943) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 756, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1942) Pg 190

LENA MAY (1989)     The 40 foot fishing vessel Lena May flooded and was lost in heavy seas October 18, 1989 off of Glacier Point.  All three crewmembers were rescued by another vessel.

Mapping and Location: Alaska Unknown

Comment: Many Glacier Points.  WG

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY II NO 2 (1942)     The 65 ton 65 foot wooden scow Libby McNeill & Libby II No 2 foundered and was lost in Alaskan waters November 16, 1942.

Mapping and Location: Unknown Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 65 Gross and Net, Length 65, Breadth 22, Depth 5.3, Built 1933 at Seattle WA, Owner Libby McNeill & Libby, Registered Seattle WA, ON 171581

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 414

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY III NO 3 (1942)     The 67 ton 65 foot wooden scow Libby McNeill & Libby III No 3 foundered and was lost in Alaskan waters November 16, 1942.

Mapping and Location: Unknown Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 67 Gross and Net, Length 64.7, Breadth 22, Depth 5.5, Built 1936 at Seattle WA, Owner Libby McNeill & Libby, Registered Seattle WA, ON 172303

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 414

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY III NO 7 (1942)     The 68 ton 72 foot wooden scow Libby McNeill & Libby III No 7 foundered and was lost in Alaskan waters November 16, 1942.

Mapping and Location: Unknown Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 68 Gross and Net, Length 72, Breadth 24, Depth 4.5, Built 1939 at Seattle WA, Owner Libby McNeill & Libby, Registered Seattle WA, ON 174393

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 415

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY V NO 6 (1944)     The 79 ton 71 foot wooden scow Libby McNeill & Libby V No 6 foundered in 1944.

Mapping and Location: Unknown

Additional Information: Tonnage 79 Gross and Net, Length 71, Breadth 24, Depth 5.3, Built 1936 at Seattle WA, Owner Libby McNeill & Libby, Registered Seattle WA, ON 172289

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 804, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 415

LIBBY MCNEILL & LIBBY VII NO 4 (1942)     The 67 ton 64 foot wooden scow Libby McNeill & Libby VII No 4 foundered and was lost in Alaskan waters November 16, 1942.

Mapping and Location: Unknown Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 67 Gross and Net, Length 64.6, Breadth 21.9, Depth 5.6, Built 1931 at Seattle WA, Owner Libby McNeill & Libby, Registered Seattle WA, ON 171258

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1946) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 806, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1945) Pg 415

LILA (1906)     The sloop Lila was lost in a storm in Dolphin Island Bay in 1906 along with schooners Mary Gray and Olivia.  The vessel was valued at $2,000 at the time of the loss. The three vessels are mistakenly listed on Alaska shipwrecks lists since as early as 1914.  All three were in fact lost off the coast of Alabama in the hurricane that made landfall south of Mobile September 27, 1906.

Mapping and Location: Alabama – Error in Location

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 128, 2. Washington Historical Quarterly (1916) “Marine Disasters of the Alaska Route” Pgs 21-37, 3. Historic Shipwrecks and Magnetic Anomalies of the Northern Gulf of Mexico (1989) Pg H-17

LILY L (1904)     The schooner Lily L was wrecked at East Cape, Siberia September 1, 1904.  The vessel was carrying supplies to Cape Sedge when a severe storm arose on the night of September 1st and the Lily L was driven ashore.

Mapping and Location: Siberia

Sources: 1. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914 (1966) Roll 10, 2. Nome Semi-Weekly Vol 4 No 99 (September 14, 1904)Lily L Wrecked”

LITTLE JOE (1968)     The diesel screw Little Joe was consumed by fire January 18, 1968 at Seal Bay.

Mapping and Location: Alaska   Unknown

Comment: Multiple Seal Bays.  WG

Source: BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011)

 

LIZZIE COLBY (1907)     The 150 ton schooner Lizzie Colby stranded and wrecked June 29, 1907 in Anadyr Bay.  Her value at the time of the loss was $25,000 including cargo.

Mapping and Location: Unknown Alaska or Siberia

Comment: Some reports have this loss in the Gulf of Alaska

Additional Information: Tonnage 150, Built 1882, Crew 10, ON 140580

Sources: 1. The H W McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (1966) Pg 137, 2. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 3. BOEM Alaska Shipwreck List (2011), 4. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1908) Pg 380

LOUISA (1883)     The 304 ton whaling bark Louisa was lost near Herald Island September 22, 1883.  The vessel had struck ice in a gale off Point Hope.

Mapping and Location: Siberia

Comment: Herald Island is to the west of Point Hope in Siberia

Sources: 1. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1868-1888, 2. Northern Mariner (April 2006) “Nineteenth Century Commercial Shipping Losses” J R Bockstoce Pg 65

LUCRETIA (1889)    The 350 ton wooden whaling bark Lucretia stranded on an unknown reef 7 miles west of Herald Island at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday September 4, 1889.  The vessel departed San Francisco December 6, 1888 on a whaling voyage with 44 crewmen.  At the time of the disaster they had accumulated 100 tons of whale oil and ivory valued at $12,000.  The bark Abram Barker picked up the crew and got up full steam.  They backed three hours without being able to get the Lucretia off of the reef.  The Lucretia was written off as a total loss with a value of $20,000.  Her cargo was also lost.  The vessel was insured for $14,000.  The cargo had no insurance.

Mapping and Location: Siberia

Additional Information: Tonnage 350, Age 12 years, Registered New Bedford MA, ON 140233, Master Joseph Whiteside of New Bedford, Owner William Lewis of New Bedford

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report November 5, 1889 at San Francisco by Whitehead

LUELLA (1910)     The 8 ton gas screw Luella was driven ashore by a gale and ice and lost at 3 a.m. Friday September 2, 1910.  The vessel and her three crewmen left Nome August 28, 1910 for the Siberian Coast carrying $1,500 worth of general merchandise weighing 10 tons.  They were driven ashore at North Head, Siberia, Saint Lawrence Bay.  The cargo and engine were salvaged, but the Luella, worth $1,200 was a total loss with no insurance.  Assistance was given by the Natives of Siberia.

Mapping and Location: Siberia

Additional Information: Tonnage 8 Gross 6 Net, Built 1904 at Nome, Length 33.4, Breadth 11, Depth 2.9, Registered Nome, ON 201291, Master M Gottschalk of Nome, Owner Ira Rank of Nome

Source: U S Customs Wreck Report September 27, 1910 by Gottschalk at Nome

LUMBERJACK (1966)     The 4,924 ton 272 foot steel barge Lumberjack stranded and was lost October 18, 1966 on Jorkins Point, Swindle Island in Milbank Sound.

Mapping and Location: British Columbia

Additional Information: Tonnage 4,924 Gross and Net, Length 272.1, Breadth 68.1, Depth 18.7, Built 1959 at Alameda CA, Service tanker, Registered Eureka CA, ON 280028

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1965) Pg 401, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1968) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 1170

 

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