West Central Alaska Shipwrecks ( X-Y-Z )

YORK (1900)     The 231 ton 131 foot two masted schooner York was lost in the great storm of 1900 on the beach at Nome between September 12th  and September 15th .

Mapping and Location: West central Alaska   64 30 N 165 25 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 231 Gross 193 Net, Length 131, Breadth 34, Depth 7, Built 1900 at Benicia CA, SL KPVG, Registered San Francisco, ON 27675

Sources: 1. Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore (1992), 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1900) Pg 200, 3. Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914 “Vessels Lost in the Bering Sea Summer of 1900”

YORKEY (1913)     The 7 ton 31 foot gas screw Yorkey foundered at Nome October 9, 1913.  The two persons aboard made it to safety.

Mapping and Location: West central Alaska   64 30 N 165 25 W   Chart 16006

Additional Information: Tonnage 7 Gross 5 Net, Length 31.2, Breadth 10.4, Depth 3.4, Built 1909 at Nome, Service freight, IHP 4, Registered Nome, ON 206856

Sources: 1. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1914) “Vessels Reported Lost” Pg 430, 2. Merchant Vessels of the U S (1913) Pg 330

ZENITH (1900)     The schooner Zenith stranded and was lost on Nome beach September 7, 1900.

Mapping and Location: West central Alaska   64 30 N 165 25 W   Chart 16006

Source: The Alaska File of the Revenue Cutter Service 1867-1914 “Vessels Lost in the Bering Sea Summer of 1900”

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