Bonanza (schooner)
The Bonanza, a two - masted schooner of 135 tons, was built at San Francisco in 1875 by J. S. Nichols as a yacht for William Ralston, the speculator who built the Palace Hotel. After his crash she became a trader, with one losing voyage as a codfisher in 1883; in 1890 she was sold to James McKenna., San Francisco, and fitted out as an Arctic whaler. The Bonanza was crushed in the ice while whaling near Herschel Island in the season of 1905. John Lyman, Pacific Coast Built Sailers, 1850-1905, The Marine Digest. Mar. 1, 1941. p. 2. Mr. Lyman later wrote that the Bonanza was crushed at King Point on August 23, 1905 with the crew of fifteen getting to shore safely.
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Bonanza (schooner)
The Bonanza, a two - masted schooner of 135 tons, was built at San Francisco in 1875 by J. S. Nichols as a yacht for William Ralston, the speculator who built the Palace Hotel. After his crash she became a trader, with one losing voyage as a codfisher in 1883; in 1890 she was sold to James McKenna., San Francisco, and fitted out as an Arctic whaler. The Bonanza was crushed in the ice while whaling near Herschel Island in the season of 1905. John Lyman, Pacific Coast Built Sailers, 1850-1905, The Marine Digest. Mar. 1, 1941. p. 2. Mr. Lyman later wrote that the Bonanza was crushed at King Point on August 23, 1905 with the crew of fifteen getting to shore safely.
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Bonanza (schooner)
The whaling schooner Bonanza, Capt. William Mogg, crushed in the ice August 23, leaking and her anchors lost, was beached on Herschel Island, Capt. Roald Amundsen dropping anchor near the wreck soon afterward, having just come through the Northwest Passage with his sloop Gjoa. Amundsen and Mogg took dog teams and proceeded to Fort Eagle, on the Yukon. Ten other whalers, virtually the entire fleet at that time, were reported by Mogg to be iced in at scattered locations in the Arctic, these including the steamer Alexander, Capt. James A. Tilton; steamer Beluga, Capt. J. A. Cumiskey; steamer Bowhead, Capt. John A. Cook; schooner Charles Hanson, Capt. James McKenna; steamer Herman, Capt. W. S. Varnum; steamer Jeanette, Capt. Newth; steamer Karluk, Capt. A. H. McGregor; steamer Narwhal, Capt. George B. Leavitt; schooner Olga,- and the steamer Thresher, Capt. William F. Macomber. The Bonanza and Bowhead had left San Francisco early in 1903; the remainder of the fleet in the spring of 1904. According to Capt. Mogg t
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