contest shipwreck

Nature of Casualty

Abandoned after trapped in ice. 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

Official Number: 4615

Type: Ship

Length: 118 Feet

Home Port: New Bedford, MA

Place Built: Mattapoisett, MA

Date Lost: Sept. 14, 1871

Captain When Lost: Leander C. Owen

Where: Point Belcher, near Wainwright Inlet

Cause: Trapped in Ice and Abandoned

Cargo: 850 Barrels of Whale Oil