Navy 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: 18183

Type: Ship

Length: 108 Feet

Home Port: New Bedford, MA

Place Built: Salisbury, MA

Date Lost: Sept, 14, 1871

Captain When Lost: George F. Bouldry

Where: Point Belcher, Near Wainwright Inlet

Cause: Trapped in Ice

Cargo: 280 Barrels of Sperm Oil and 400 Barrels of Whale Oil