The lost treasure of Wrecks of the Alaskan Gold Rush years.

WRECKS OF THE
ALASKAN GOLD RUSH

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

Where is the lost treasure of the Wrecks of the Alaskan Gold Rush years?



Alaska had its gold rush and it was just as large as the one you hear about in California. However, since Alaska was not as easy to reach, many traveled by boat to find their fortunes. Mother Nature, the ocean, and of course fate caused the wrecks of several ships off the coast of Alaska and today they are still there for any adventurous soul to find.

One of the most talked about wrecks is the steam ship Islander. It sank off the coast of Icy Point southeast of Juneau in 1901 after hitting an iceberg at Taku inlet. On the Islander were 181 gold miners and their treasures worth $3,000,000 in gold. The first attempt to retrieve the treasure was by Carl H. Wiley, he only found a few bags of gold. A salvage company tried once again in 1934 by raising the hull and a few more caches of gold were found. However, no one has found the bulk of the gold that was lost and still remains off the coast of Juneau in about 365 feet of ocean.

Princess Sophia is another gold wreck that you find off the coast of Alaska near Vanderbilt Reef about 40 miles from Juneau. Many people have dived into the 1918 wreck and recovered some of the relics including the steering wheel. However, no one has even tried to find the $2,000,000 in cash, gold, and jewelry that was lost at sea along with the entire passengers of 343.

The steamship Kathleen sank off Douglas Island in 1901 carrying $2,000,000 in gold bullion. Clara Nevada also sank in the Skagway area in 1897 carrying $1,500,000 worth of gold. Neither one of these wrecks have been salvaged.


The lost treasure of Wrecks of the Alaskan Gold Rush years.

 The lost treasure of Wrecks of the Alaskan Gold Rush years.

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