The 1907 Stranding of the Passenger Ship Northwestern

by John MacFarlane 2017

Northwestern

The Northwestern stranded on the beach (Photo courtesy of the MMBC. )

In 1889 she was built at Chester PA USA as the Orizaba. 336' steel hull displacing 3497 tons.

In 1898 she was owned by Pacific Coast Co. and operated by the Pacific Coast Steamship Co. In 1905 she was owned by the Ward Line. In 1906 she was owned by the Northwestern Steamship Co. In 1908 she was taken over by the Alaska Steamship Co. Ltd. In 1940 she was sold to Siems–Drake–Puget Sound (a joint-venture organization engaged in Alaskan airfield construction and sponsored by the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co., Seattle WA). She served as a barracks ship at Dutch Harbor AK and sustained a direct hit amdships by Japanese forces but was still afloat.

On 01/01/1910 she was damaged when the steamship Montara went adrift in the East Waterway of Seattle Harbor. In 1910 she went ashore on San Juan Island WA. In 1912 she had electric lights installed in the vessel. On 11/12/1927 she went ashore at Cape Mudge BC, re–floated in 1928. On 25 July 1933 she went ashore on the beach at Eagle River AK. She was re–floated a few days later when a high tide lifted her off with the help of a salvage tug.

Northwestern

The Northwestern (Photo courtesy of the MMBC. )

In 1907 she went ashore at Latorchu AK USA and was salvaged by the Salvor.

Northwestern

The Northwestern (Photo courtesy of the MMBC. )

Northwestern

The Northwestern (Photo courtesy of the MMBC. )

Northwestern

The Northwestern (Photo courtesy of the MMBC. )



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MacFarlane, John M. (2017) The 1907 Stranding of the Passenger Ship Northwestern. Nauticapedia.ca 2017. http://nauticapedia.ca/Gallery/Northwestern.php

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