Mary shipwreck

Nature of Casualty

Abandoned after trapped in ice and crushed. Tornfelt, Evert E., Burwell, Michael, Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf and Shore, U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Alaska OCS Region, 1992

1872: They [salvors] first came to the Mary she had been pushed ashore and crushed. Then they found the Minerva over on her beam ends in shallow water near the inlet. Apart from some chafing from the floes and a hold full of solid ice, she was sound. Bockstoce, John R., Whales, Ice, and Men: The History of Whaling in the Western Arctic, University of Washington Press, Seattle Washington, 1986:163

Official Number: 16476

Type: Ship

Length: N/A

Home Port: Edgartown, MA

Place Built: N/A

Date Lost: Sept. 14, 1871

Captain When Lost: N/A

Where: South of Wainwright Inlet

Cause: Trapped in Ice and Crushed

Cargo: 300 Barrels of Whale Oil