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SS Denali

 

Photo courtesy of Lee Poleske / Resurrection Bay Historical Society

On September 1954 the SS Denali made the last passenger run from Seattle to Alaska for the Alaska Steamship Company.

On September 1954 the SS Denali made the last passenger run from Seattle to Alaska for the Alaska Steamship Company.

Her last visit to Seward was described as “just like attending a funeral.”

Built in 1927, the Denali was purchased by Alaska Steam in 1938, sold in 1954; renamed Cuba and later Southern Crosss it was scrapped in 1960.

This was the second Denali, the first one purchased in 1925, was wrecked off Prince Rupert in 1935. It ran aground on Zayas Island and split in two, all on board were rescued by the Coast Guard Cutter Cyane.

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