Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

 


Nov. 21, 1912: The cable ship U.S.A.T. Burnside, whose crew has been busy since Nov. 11effecting a repair on the Army Cable, docked at St. Michaels Wharf Tuesday afternoon and lay until midnight taking on water. The Burnside has experienced much trouble in picking up the cable on account of silt from the Stikine River. The Burnside, being heavy and hard to handle, was about 30 minutes making a landing, which is believed to be as stated by a spectator the reason why she almost never ties up when in port. Many interesting stories are told of this historic ship, which was captured from the Spa...



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