Alaska Steamship Co motorship, 1955.
Photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.©
The shipment, aboard the Alaska Steamship Co's motorship COASTAL RAMBLER, was 150 barrels of tin concentrate totaling 240,000 pounds. It was destined for a smelter in Texas City, TX.
The Lost River mine is on the Seward Peninsula, northwest of Nome. It has been the only tin mine operating under the United States flag.
Most of the perishable goods and material incident to the mine's operation were removed. The mine itself and the remaining goods and machinery were left in charge of a caretaker.