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KODIAK ISLAND SHIPWRECKS Part II

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John and Olaf

John and Olaf, a Kodiak commercial fishing boat, iced up in a severe storm near Kodiak Island on Jan. 16, 1974 and washed up on the rocks in Jute Bay. All four crewmen were lost. Aboard were John Blaalid, Arthur H. Gilbert, David A. Gilbert and Ivar Gjerde, all Kodiak residents. The icy winds at the time were reported at more than 100 miles an hour and seas at 40 feet.

Part II, Continued from Jan. 23 issue, Page 10

EDITOR’S NOTE: This list includes Kodiak fishing vessels that have disappeared during the past two centuries. Many of the non-Kodiak ships that capsized near Kodiak Island had deckhands who were island res­idents. Captain Warren Good’s original list includes mapping, locations, GPS coordinates and sources for each entry. Those are not included in the Daily Mirror’s listing for brevity. This listing also does not include the vessels swallowed by a massive tidal wave spawned by the mag­nitude 9.2 earthquake that hit Kodiak on March 27, 1964.

We are publishing this list to pay homage to the brave crew­men whose families continue to seek closure. — Roni Toldanes

EVANICK (1989) The 34 foot long­line halibut fishing vessel Evanick flooded and sank June 13, 1989off of Cape Chiniak near Kodiak. All five persons on board were rescued by a U S Coast GuardHelicopter.

FEARLESS (1960) The 145 ton 90 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Fearless foundered January31, 1960 off of Cape Chiniak. Four persons were reported lost with the vessel which was returning toKodiak from the southeast end of the island with a load of King Crab. Lost were skipper Orville OSandvik (49) of Seattle, Clyde Welcome of Anacortes, Howard Benner of Bellingham and Peter Wolkoff Jra native of Kodiak.

FLINT (1957) The 35 ton 52 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Flint stranded and was lost September 1, 1957 outside Womans Bay Channel, Kodiak Island.

FRANCIS LEE (1993) The 107 foot crab fishing vessel Francis Lee stranded and was lost July 22, 1993 on Twoheaded Island. All four crew­members were rescued. On July 25, 1993, during a salvage attempt,the Francis Lee capsized and sank in 50 fathoms of water between Twoheaded Island and Kodiak Island.

GENEI MARU NO 7 (2002) The 97 foot Japanese squid fishing catcher processor Genei Maru No 7caught fire and was abandoned May 27, 2002 in the international waters of the north Pacific. The abandoned vessel drifted ashore Nov. 10, 2002 at Kazakof Bay on Afognak Island. All recoverable fuel, miscellaneous oils, hazardous materi­als and plastics were removed from the derelict vessel.Salvage and disposal of the hull was under consideration.

GEORGE W (1988) The 58 foot trawler George W disappeared with all hands March 17, 1988. She was last seen in Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island with three crewmen aboard. Two bodies were found by thefishing vessel Nomad two days later in a life raft near Sutwik Island 30 miles east of Chignik. Lost wereowner operator James Michael Miller (37), David Meersand (32) and Theodore O’Leary (27), all from Kodiak.

GERTRUDE ANN (1980) The vessel Gertrude Ann sank October 26, 1980 near Afognak Island.

GOOD NEWS (2009) The vessel Good News went aground and was de­stroyed Nov. 8, 2010 between Afognak and Marmot Islands.

GRIZZLY (1922) The 28 ton wooden gas screw Grizzly was driven onto the beach to avoid loss of life at noon November 12, 1922 in Jute Bay in the Shelikof Strait. The Grizzly was on her way from Kodiak to Kanatak loaded with 29 tons of lumber when she began icing heavily and then sprung a leak. The crew of four was captained by Walter Johnson of Kodiak. The weather at the time was said to be heavy seas, freezing weather, heavy SW wind, dark, no moon and thick. The Grizzly, worth $12,000 and her cargo were reported as total losses. Last Port Kodiak Nov. 12, 1922.

HAPPY HOOKER II (1997) The 28 foot dive boat Happy Hooker II iced up, drug anchor and sankDecember 30, 1997 in Alitak Bay. The three persons aboard made it to safety.

HARDER (1979) The 48 foot vessel Harder sank near Kodiak October 6, 1979. The crew was picked up by the charter vessel Ten Bears.

HAROLD BLEKUM (1917) The 192 ton wooden schooner Harold Blekum drifted ashore, stranded and was lost in Ugak Bay just after midnight March 4, 1917. The vessel departed Kodiak Feb. 27 bound for Seattle with a crew of eight and 100 tons of cargo includ­ing empty gasoline drums. They had­lost both of their anchors the day be­fore. Weather at the time was reported to be calm clear night withheavy swell and snow squalls.

HARRY B (1991) The 85 foot vessel Harry B burned April 24, 1991 off of Woody Island near Kodiak. The two persons on board were able to escape with most of their gear.

HARVEY G (1991) The 94 foot crab fishing vessel Harvey G was lost in heavy weather in the Bering Sea November 22, 1991 approximately 100 miles north of Cold Bay. All four crewmembers abandoned ship, but none were ever found. Lost were skipper Ken Krumal (32) of Kodiak, Johnny Morgan of Seattle, Shawn Nelson Crane and Timothy Caudill.

HEATHER K (2005) The 46 foot wooden longline halibut fishing ves­sel Heather K was consumed by fire May 15, 2005 approximately 52 miles southwest of Kodiak off of Sitkalidak Island. All four crewmembers were rescued from a life raft by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter and transported back to Kodiak.

HEIDI MARIE (1978) The fishing vessel Heidi Marie grounded and sank November 30, 1978 in Terror Bay, Kodiak Island.

HELEN MARIE (2001) The 42 foot seiner Helen Marie burned from an engine room fire Aug. 16, 2001 at Alitak in Lazy Bay on the south end of Kodiak Island. All three crewmembers escaped to the seine skiff. There were 15,000 pounds of pink salmon on board at the time of the disaster. The melted hulk of the vessel was towed to the beach near Akhiok.

HELGELAND (1942) The 76 foot 82 ton halibut schooner Helgeland dis­appeared September 11, 1942 near Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Captain Louis Holm and 9 other crew­members were lost. Some believe the vessel sank in a storm and other be­lieved she hit a floating Japanese mine. The vessel was last seen at Port Vita north of Kodiak on Raspberry Island.

HENNING J (1964) The 84 ton 70 foot wooden gas screw fishing ves­sel Henning J was reported lost in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

HUNTER (1917) The 63 ton gas screw Hunter struck a rock and sank in four minutes near Foggy Cape, Sutwik Island August 30, 1917. The vessel was travelling from Chignik to Kodiak. No lives were lost but the Hunter sank, along with a full load of codfish.

HUNTER (2007) The 58 foot fish­ing vessel Hunter capsized and sank January 7, 2007 in the Shelikof Strait two miles east of Cape Igvak. All four crewmembers donned survival suits and abandoned ship to a life raft taking the EPIRB from the Hunter with them. U S Coast Guard Kodiak responded to the EPIRB signal and the crewmem­bers were rescued by helicopter. The temperature at the time was minus five degrees Fahrenheit causing ice fog to hamper rescue efforts. The Hunter was based out of Cordova.

HUSTLER (2005) The 56 foot land­ing craft Hustler sank November 12, 2005 three miles south of Izhut Bay near Afognak Island. Both crewmem­bers from the vessel were found cling­ing to debris and rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter. The fishing vessel Bottom Line assisted in the rescue.

ILIAMNA (2001) The 29 foot cod fishing vessel Iliamna flooded and sank from the stern May 5, 2001 approx­imately 12 miles south of Kodiak in Chiniak Bay. There was one person aboard jigging for cod fish when the disaster occurred. The operator was rescued by the fishing vessel Tina Marie and transported to Saint Paul Harbor in Kodiak.

JADE ALASKA (2007) The 122-foot cod fish tender Jade Alaska flooded her engine room and sank Feb. 20, 2007 at the south end of the Shelikof Strait near Kodiak Island. All three crewmem­bers were rescued from a life raft by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

JENNIE D (1997) The 35 foot her­ring fishing vessel Jennie D grounded and sank after experiencing engine failure February 28, 1997 one mile south of Cape Paramanof, Afognak Island. Both persons aboard aban­doned the vessel to a skiff and were later rescued by the U S Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke.

JOHN P GAINES (1943) The 7,176 ton 422 foot steam powered Liberty Ship John P Gaines broke in two and foundered Nov. 24, 1943 at 55 15 N 155 W. These coordinates are SW of Chirikof Island, south of Kodiak Island. Ten lives were lost in the disaster.

JUNO (1961) The 30-ton, 47-foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Juno foundered Sept. 21, 1961 at Jap (Japanese) Bay on Kodiak Island.

KADYAK (1860) The 500-ton ship Kadyak (Kadiak) struck a rock off of Woody Island near Kodiak and sank in Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island nearby, March 30, 1860. The vessel was carrying 356 tons of ice bound for San Francisco when it sank in 70 feet of water. She was owned by the Russian American Trading Company of San Francisco. The Kadyak was found in 2003 and the site surveyed in 2004. The wreck site has been called “Alaska’s first underwater ar­cheology project” and oldest ship­wreck discovered in the state to date. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Office of History and Archeology has a detailed descrip­tion of the history, discovery and explo­ration of the Kadyak wreck site online.

KATY T (1955) The 8-ton, 29-foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Katy T was consumed by fire July 27, 1955 at Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island.

KEPALA (2007) The 50 foot fish­ing vessel Kepala was consumed by fire September 11, 2007 and drifted ashore near Black Point in Tatitlek Narrows. All three crewmembers es­caped to a life raft and were picked up by the 51 foot fishing vessel Tri K out of Cordova. The Kepala listed Kodiak as her home port.

KFC 8 (1954) The 9 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel KFC 8 burned November 28, 1954 near Afognak.

KODIAK (1895) The 103 ton 93 foot wooden schooner Kodiak was lost on the beach at the SE point of Geese Island at 8:30 a.m. Sunday April 14, 1895. The vessel departed Kodiak’s Saint Paul Harbor April 10 bound for Ajaktalik with 8 crewmen and one passenger. The vessel was carrying 40 tons of cargo and 45 tons of ballast. The cargo consisted of 10M. of lumber, general merchandise and furs worth $2,000. The following are excerpts from the Wreck Report filed by the vessels master R Petersen of San Francisco:

“On Geese Island on SE point, Alaska.” “Stranding…anchors could not hold…Heavy gale, snow, heavy sea from WNW, daylight.” “Got under way when storm commenced. Carried away sails. Had to come to, anchors dragged and in order to save lives had to slip and run her ashore on Sand spit.” Those aboard made it to safety but the Kodiak, worth $9,000 was a total loss. Her cargo is reported as partially salvaged.

KODIAK (1937) The 16 ton wooden gas screw Kodiak was completely de­stroyed by fire at 11:30 a.m. Thursday Sept. 9, 1937 at Womans Bay near Kodiak. The vessel had departed Kodiak with three crewmen aboard and was headed toward Chiniak Bay to pick up fish at various points along the way. W J Erskine, owner of the Kodiak made the following statements on the casualty report:

“Moderate NE gale … Entrance to Womans Bay, Kodiak Is. … Backfire in engine room ignited bilges and gas­oline tanks … Caught fire entrance Woman’s Bay … towed to beach where she burned.” “Attempted extinguish flames with fire extinguishers, got assistance, towed vessel to beach.” “Ray Harmon, operating power skiff, took vessel in tow and beached her in Womans Bay.” “Shortly after beaching vessel fire reached gasoline tanks in stern, containing about 700 gals. and ex­ploded, causing complete destruction of vessel.” All of the crewmen escaped to safety, but the Kodiak, worth $12,000 was a total loss.

KODIAK KID (1982) The 43 foot tug Kodiak Kid sank January 29, 1982 north of Woody Island near Kodiak. The two people aboard escaped to a life raft. The EPIRB signal from the raft was picked up by a U S Coast Guard C-130 and the two were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter soon after.

KODIAK PRINCE (1986) The 26 foot vessel Kodiak Prince rolled over and sank Feb. 12, 1986 off of the south end of Kodiak Island.

LADY LAUNI (1996) The 48 foot fishing vessel Lady Launi flooded and sank while under tow July 18, 1996 ap­proximately 100 nautical miles south­west of Kodiak. There was no one on board at the time ofthe disaster.

LADY LEE (1980) The 52 foot fish­ing vessel Lady Lee foundered January 30, 1980 in Kukak Bay on the west side of the Shelikof Strait. The crew was rescued by the fishing vessel Sharon W. Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 58 19 N 154 06 W Chart 16580

LARSEN BAY NO 3 (1961) The 61 ton 70 foot wooden scow Larsen Bay No 3 stranded and was lost April 19, 1961 at Swikshak Beach near Kodiak.

LCT 71 (1943) The Navy landing craft LCT-71 foundered and sank in heavy weather September 9, 1943 in the Gulf of Alaska south of Kodiak.

LCT 366 (1943) The Navy landing craft LCT366 foundered and sank in heavy weather September 9, 1943

in the Gulf of Alaska south of Kodiak.

LIBBY 20 (1958) The 16 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Libby 20 burned July 9, 1958 at Bumble Bay, Kodiak Island.

LINEA L (1909) The 13 ton 37 foot wooden schooner Linea L foundered on the beach at Portage Bay at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 1909. A strong NE gale was given as the cause of the casualty by master and owner Nels Peterson of Kodiak. The Linea L had left Kodiak Aug. 6 bound for “Arkerprin Bay” with 3 crewmen on board. The crew made it to safety and assistance was rendered by the natives at Portage Bay. The Linea L was a total loss and had a value of $1,500. There was no cargo and no insurance. Arkerprin Bay destination was probably Agripina Bay just to the southwest.

LITTLE ANN (1990) The 90 foot longline halibut fishing vessel Little Ann foundered May 1, 1990 on Portlock Bank 60 miles east of Kodiak. The Little Ann sank bow first. All eight persons aboard were rescued by the fishing vessel Sandra Su. Two of those rescued did not have survival suits and suffered from hypothermia. The Little Ann’s EPIRB did not work.

LITTLE BEAR (1989) The 90 foot trawler Little Bear flooded and sank March 28, 1989 approximately 25 to 30 miles off of Cape Chiniak near Kodiak. Her four crewmembers were rescued from a life raft.

LIZZIE WILLIAMS (1889) The 790 ton 159 foot wooden bark Lizzie Williams struck a shoal and was lost on Tugidak Island at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22, 1889. The vessel departed San Francisco March 28, 1889 bound for Kodiak Island. She was carrying 82 passengers, 14 crewmen and a 1,100 ton canneryoutfit and supplies worth $57,000. 75 of the passengers were Chinese cannery workers. The steamers Al Ki and Elsie aided in the rescue of passengers and crew, all who survived. The Lizzie Williams, worth $16,000 and her valuable cargo were total losses. Conditions at the time were a five mile an hour wind, moder­ate weather, a heavy sea and daylight. Some of the cargo was recovered.

LOMELA (1953) The 42 ton 51 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Lomela was consumed by fire Sept. 7, 1953, 19 miles southeast of Kodiak.

LORA LEE (1986) The 32 foot fish­ing vessel Lora Lee capsized and sank May 30, 1986 approximately 10 miles south of Sequel Point, southwest of Cape Chiniak near Kodiak. All three crewmembers were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

LORAL (1964) The 26 ton 48 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Loral was reported lost in theGood Friday earthquake of 1964 at Kodiak.

LUCKY PIERRE (1995) The fishing vessel Lucky Pierre flooded from the stern, capsized and sank May8, 1995 south of Kodiak near Narrow Cape in Ugak Bay. Both persons on board were rescued by thefishing vessel Progress.

MAR DEL LABRADOR (1984) The Spanish trawler Mar del Labrador sank Nov. 2, 1984 pproximately 25 miles southwest of Kodiak. All 30 crewmem­bers were picked up by the fishingves­sel Dona Genoveva.

MARTEN (1975) The 188 ton 82 foot wooden oil screw crab fishing vessel Marten struck a rock pinnacle, rolled over and foundered at 10:15 p.m. Feb.20, 1975 off of Spruce Cape, four miles north of the Kodiak Harbor. Captain Jeff Alexander (21) of Seattle was the only survivor of the disaster. Lost with the Marten were Jim Rich (21) of Seattle, Mike Rowe from England and Deere Alioski of Yugoslavia. Jeff Alexander was able to survive clinging to a cliff overnight in a snow storm.

TO BE CONTINUED NEXT FRIDAY, FEB. 6

per Ken Krumal (32) of Kodiak, Johnny Morgan of Seattle, Shawn Nelson Crane and Timothy Caudill.

HEATHER K (2005) The 46 foot wooden longline halibut fishing ves­sel Heather K was consumed by fire May 15, 2005 approximately 52 miles southwest of Kodiak off of Sitkalidak Island. All four crewmembers were rescued from a life raft by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter and transported back to Kodiak.

HEIDI MARIE (1978) The fishing vessel Heidi Marie grounded and sank November 30, 1978 in Terror Bay, Kodiak Island.

HELEN MARIE (2001) The 42 foot seiner Helen Marie burned from an engine room fire Aug. 16, 2001 at Alitak in Lazy Bay on the south end of Kodiak Island. All three crewmembers escaped to the seine skiff. There were 15,000 pounds of pink salmon on board at the time of the disaster. The melted hulk of the vessel was towed to the beach near Akhiok.

HELGELAND (1942) The 76 foot 82 ton halibut schooner Helgeland dis­appeared September 11, 1942 near Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Captain Louis Holm and 9 other crew­members were lost. Some believe the vessel sank in a storm and other be­lieved she hit a floating Japanese mine. The vessel was last seen at Port Vita north of Kodiak on Raspberry Island.

HENNING J (1964) The 84 ton 70 foot wooden gas screw fishing ves­sel Henning J was reported lost in the Good Friday earthquake of March 27, 1964 at Kodiak.

HUNTER (1917) The 63 ton gas screw Hunter struck a rock and sank in four minutes near Foggy Cape, Sutwik Island August 30, 1917. The vessel was travelling from Chignik to Kodiak. No lives were lost but the Hunter sank, along with a full load of codfish.

HUNTER (2007) The 58 foot fish­ing vessel Hunter capsized and sank January 7, 2007 in the Shelikof Strait two miles east of Cape Igvak. All four crewmembers donned survival suits and abandoned ship to a life raft taking the EPIRB from the Hunter with them. U S Coast Guard Kodiak responded to the EPIRB signal and the crewmem­bers were rescued by helicopter. The temperature at the time was minus five degrees Fahrenheit causing ice fog to hamper rescue efforts. The Hunter was based out of Cordova.

HUSTLER (2005) The 56 foot land­ing craft Hustler sank November 12, 2005 three miles south of Izhut Bay near Afognak Island. Both crewmem­bers from the vessel were found cling­ing to debris and rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter. The fishing vessel Bottom Line assisted in the rescue.

ILIAMNA (2001) The 29 foot cod fishing vessel Iliamna flooded and sank from the stern May 5, 2001 approx­imately 12 miles south of Kodiak in Chiniak Bay. There was one person aboard jigging for cod fish when the disaster occurred. The operator was rescued by the fishing vessel Tina Marie and transported to Saint Paul Harbor in Kodiak.

JADE ALASKA (2007) The 122-foot cod fish tender Jade Alaska flooded her engine room and sank Feb. 20, 2007 at the south end of the Shelikof Strait near Kodiak Island. All three crewmem­bers were rescued from a life raft by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

JENNIE D (1997) The 35 foot her­ring fishing vessel Jennie D grounded and sank after experiencing engine failure February 28, 1997 one mile south of Cape Paramanof, Afognak Island. Both persons aboard aban­doned the vessel to a skiff and were later rescued by the U S Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke.

JOHN P GAINES (1943) The 7,176 ton 422 foot steam powered Liberty Ship John P Gaines broke in two and foundered Nov. 24, 1943 at 55 15 N 155 W. These coordinates are SW of Chirikof Island, south of Kodiak Island. Ten lives were lost in the disaster.

JUNO (1961) The 30-ton, 47-foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Juno foundered Sept. 21, 1961 at Jap (Japanese) Bay on Kodiak Island.

KADYAK (1860) The 500-ton ship Kadyak (Kadiak) struck a rock off of Woody Island near Kodiak and sank in Monk’s Lagoon on Spruce Island nearby, March 30, 1860. The vessel was carrying 356 tons of ice bound for San Francisco when it sank in 70 feet of water. She was owned by the Russian American Trading Company of San Francisco. The Kadyak was found in 2003 and the site surveyed in 2004. The wreck site has been called “Alaska’s first underwater ar­cheology project” and oldest ship­wreck discovered in the state to date. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Office of History and Archeology has a detailed descrip­tion of the history, discovery and explo­ration of the Kadyak wreck site online.

KATY T (1955) The 8-ton, 29-foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Katy T was consumed by fire July 27, 1955 at Uyak Bay on Kodiak Island.

KEPALA (2007) The 50 foot fish­ing vessel Kepala was consumed by fire September 11, 2007 and drifted ashore near Black Point in Tatitlek Narrows. All three crewmembers es­caped to a life raft and were picked up by the 51 foot fishing vessel Tri K out of Cordova. The Kepala listed Kodiak as her home port.

KFC 8 (1954) The 9 ton 30 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel KFC 8 burned November 28, 1954 near Afognak.

KODIAK (1895) The 103 ton 93 foot wooden schooner Kodiak was lost on the beach at the SE point of Geese Island at 8:30 a.m. Sunday April 14, 1895. The vessel departed Kodiak’s Saint Paul Harbor April 10 bound for Ajaktalik with 8 crewmen and one passenger. The vessel was carrying 40 tons of cargo and 45 tons of ballast. The cargo consisted of 10M. of lumber, general merchandise and furs worth $2,000. The following are excerpts from the Wreck Report filed by the vessels master R Petersen of San Francisco:

“On Geese Island on SE point, Alaska.” “Stranding…anchors could not hold…Heavy gale, snow, heavy sea from WNW, daylight.” “Got under way when storm commenced. Carried away sails. Had to come to, anchors dragged and in order to save lives had to slip and run her ashore on Sand spit.” Those aboard made it to safety but the Kodiak, worth $9,000 was a total loss. Her cargo is reported as partially salvaged.

KODIAK (1937) The 16 ton wooden gas screw Kodiak was completely de­stroyed by fire at 11:30 a.m. Thursday Sept. 9, 1937 at Womans Bay near Kodiak. The vessel had departed Kodiak with three crewmen aboard and was headed toward Chiniak Bay to pick up fish at various points along the way. W J Erskine, owner of the Kodiak made the following statements on the casualty report:

“Moderate NE gale … Entrance to Womans Bay, Kodiak Is. … Backfire in engine room ignited bilges and gas­oline tanks … Caught fire entrance Woman’s Bay … towed to beach where she burned.” “Attempted extinguish flames with fire extinguishers, got assistance, towed vessel to beach.” “Ray Harmon, operating power skiff, took vessel in tow and beached her in Womans Bay.” “Shortly after beaching vessel fire reached gasoline tanks in stern, containing about 700 gals. and ex­ploded, causing complete destruction of vessel.” All of the crewmen escaped to safety, but the Kodiak, worth $12,000 was a total loss.

KODIAK KID (1982) The 43 foot tug Kodiak Kid sank January 29, 1982 north of Woody Island near Kodiak. The two people aboard escaped to a life raft. The EPIRB signal from the raft was picked up by a U S Coast Guard C-130 and the two were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter soon after.

KODIAK PRINCE (1986) The 26 foot vessel Kodiak Prince rolled over and sank Feb. 12, 1986 off of the south end of Kodiak Island.

LADY LAUNI (1996) The 48 foot fishing vessel Lady Launi flooded and sank while under tow July 18, 1996 ap­proximately 100 nautical miles south­west of Kodiak. There was no one on board at the time ofthe disaster.

LADY LEE (1980) The 52 foot fish­ing vessel Lady Lee foundered January 30, 1980 in Kukak Bay on the west side of the Shelikof Strait. The crew was rescued by the fishing vessel Sharon W. Mapping and Location: South Central Alaska 58 19 N 154 06 W Chart 16580

LARSEN BAY NO 3 (1961) The 61 ton 70 foot wooden scow Larsen Bay No 3 stranded and was lost April 19, 1961 at Swikshak Beach near Kodiak.

LCT 71 (1943) The Navy landing craft LCT-71 foundered and sank in heavy weather September 9, 1943 in the Gulf of Alaska south of Kodiak.

LCT 366 (1943) The Navy landing craft LCT366 foundered and sank in heavy weather September 9, 1943

in the Gulf of Alaska south of Kodiak.

LIBBY 20 (1958) The 16 ton 35 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Libby 20 burned July 9, 1958 at Bumble Bay, Kodiak Island.

LINEA L (1909) The 13 ton 37 foot wooden schooner Linea L foundered on the beach at Portage Bay at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 1909. A strong NE gale was given as the cause of the casualty by master and owner Nels Peterson of Kodiak. The Linea L had left Kodiak Aug. 6 bound for “Arkerprin Bay” with 3 crewmen on board. The crew made it to safety and assistance was rendered by the natives at Portage Bay. The Linea L was a total loss and had a value of $1,500. There was no cargo and no insurance. Arkerprin Bay destination was probably Agripina Bay just to the southwest.

LITTLE ANN (1990) The 90 foot longline halibut fishing vessel Little Ann foundered May 1, 1990 on Portlock Bank 60 miles east of Kodiak. The Little Ann sank bow first. All eight persons aboard were rescued by the fishing vessel Sandra Su. Two of those rescued did not have survival suits and suffered from hypothermia. The Little Ann’s EPIRB did not work.

LITTLE BEAR (1989) The 90 foot trawler Little Bear flooded and sank March 28, 1989 approximately 25 to 30 miles off of Cape Chiniak near Kodiak. Her four crewmembers were rescued from a life raft.

LIZZIE WILLIAMS (1889) The 790 ton 159 foot wooden bark Lizzie Williams struck a shoal and was lost on Tugidak Island at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday April 22, 1889. The vessel departed San Francisco March 28, 1889 bound for Kodiak Island. She was carrying 82 passengers, 14 crewmen and a 1,100 ton canneryoutfit and supplies worth $57,000. 75 of the passengers were Chinese cannery workers. The steamers Al Ki and Elsie aided in the rescue of passengers and crew, all who survived. The Lizzie Williams, worth $16,000 and her valuable cargo were total losses. Conditions at the time were a five mile an hour wind, moder­ate weather, a heavy sea and daylight. Some of the cargo was recovered.

LOMELA (1953) The 42 ton 51 foot wooden oil screw fishing vessel Lomela was consumed by fire Sept. 7, 1953, 19 miles southeast of Kodiak.

LORA LEE (1986) The 32 foot fish­ing vessel Lora Lee capsized and sank May 30, 1986 approximately 10 miles south of Sequel Point, southwest of Cape Chiniak near Kodiak. All three crewmembers were rescued by a U S Coast Guard Helicopter.

LORAL (1964) The 26 ton 48 foot wooden gas screw fishing vessel Loral was reported lost in theGood Friday earthquake of 1964 at Kodiak.

LUCKY PIERRE (1995) The fishing vessel Lucky Pierre flooded from the stern, capsized and sank May8, 1995 south of Kodiak near Narrow Cape in Ugak Bay. Both persons on board were rescued by thefishing vessel Progress.

MAR DEL LABRADOR (1984) The Spanish trawler Mar del Labrador sank Nov. 2, 1984 pproximately 25 miles southwest of Kodiak. All 30 crewmem­bers were picked up by the fishingves­sel Dona Genoveva.

MARTEN (1975) The 188 ton 82 foot wooden oil screw crab fishing vessel Marten struck a rock pinnacle, rolled over and foundered at 10:15 p.m. Feb.20, 1975 off of Spruce Cape, four miles north of the Kodiak Harbor. Captain Jeff Alexander (21) of Seattle was the only survivor of the disaster. Lost with the Marten were Jim Rich (21) of Seattle, Mike Rowe from England and Deere Alioski of Yugoslavia. Jeff Alexander was able to survive clinging to a cliff overnight in a snow storm.

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