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SS Yukon survivors flood Seward

 

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The first lifeboat is dispatched from the foundering SS Yukon. The Canadian-flagged passenger vessel broke up after grounding on rocks near the head of Resurrection Bay on Feb. 4. 1946.

The first lifeboat is dispatched from the foundering SS Yukon. The Canadian-flagged passenger vessel broke up after grounding on rocks near the head of Resurrection Bay on Feb. 4. 1946. According to Seward Red Cross records, the local organization cared for 483 survivors of the 1946 shipwreck including men, women, children and crew members. The town scrambled to provide accommodations and meals for the passengers and crew and the Anchorage chapters of the Red Cross organized doctors and nurses who soon arrived in Seward. On Feb. 7, 105 passengers and 111 crew re-embarked on the steamship Alaska.

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