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1942 ❖ Friday Harbor Men Part with the MOUNT McKINLEY

S.S. MOUNT McKINLEY (1918-1942)
Built by William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia.
109.8' x 15.7' x 6.9'
4,847 grt.
Engine: quadruple exp engine, single shaft, 1 screw
633 n.h.p.
Last owner: Alaska Steamship Co.
Lost 11 March 1942.

Survivors arriving in Seattle.
Part of the crew of the vessel grounded off the AK coast
10 March 1942.
The only injury was to Kenneth Anderson, center.

Tom Taggart, Emmett King and Arnold King, Friday Harbor residents who left several weeks ago to spend the summer in defense work on Kodiak Island, AK, were passengers aboard the S.S. MOUNT McKINLEY that went ashore on the Alaska coast on its trip north.
     A 13th Naval District announcement states the ship crew, passengers and cargo have been taken off the wrecked vessel. There was no loss of life and the cargo and passengers have been sent to their destination.
Above text from the Friday Harbor Journal Mar. 1942.

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