George Howland 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: 10354

Type: Bark (Formerly Ship-rigged)

Length: 108 Feet

Home Port: New Bedford, MA

Place Built: New Bedford, MA

Date Lost: Sept. 14, 1871

Captain When Lost: James H. Knowles

Where: Point Belcher, Near Wainwright Inlet

Cause: Trapped in Ice and Abandoned

Cargo: 500 Barrels of Whale Oil