William Rotch shipwreck

Nature of Casualty

Forced ashore by ice and abandoned. Tornfelt, Evert E., Burwell, Michael, Shipwrecks of the Alaskan Shelf a1992

Official Number: 80009

Type: Bark (Formerly Ship-rigged)

Length: 96 Feet

Home Port: New Bedford, MA

Place Built: Fall River, MA

Date Lost: Sept, 14, 1871

Captain When Lost: N/A

Where: South of Wainwright Inlet

Cause: Forced Ashore by Ice and Abandoned

Cargo: 200 Barrels of Whale Oil