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USC&GSS Yukon (II)
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USC&GSS Yukon (II) in Alaskan waters, 1898
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Characteristics: Steamer, built by Gas Engine & Power Co, and Charles L Seabury, Co, Morris Heights, New York 1898, cost $10,926.40, 75ft long x 16ft beam x 5ft draft, shipped by rail in knockdown condition to Seattle, and then on to St. Michael, Alaska, reassembled there, launched 20 August 1898.
Log Period and Areas of Service: 1899-1923, Alaskan waters
Summary of Service - Only served in Alaskan waters.
26 August 1898 - Just six days after launch, arrived at Kwikluak in the Yukon River delta, Bering Sea coast of Alaska, to carry out a brief survey.
13 September 1898 - Arrived back at St Michael, and together with the Taku, two steam launches and other vessels put in winter storage, the survey parties returning to Seattle.
1912 - Following the eruption of Mount Katmai, assisted the people of Kodiak, Alaska.
November 1916 - Crew member F A Paul believed lost by drowning at Kings Cove, Alaska
Fate: 1923 - Sold out of service.
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