Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were

 


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

September 4, 1913: The cannery tender Irene Barnes of the Lake Bay cannery caught fire early yesterday morning, Wednesday and exploded splitting the boat wide open and seriously burning Captain M.L. Burke and slightly injuring E. Chryton, who worked as a deckhand on the boat. The explosion occurred as Mr. Burke was lighting a gasoline stove to prepare his breakfast early in the morning. It seems that the gasoline tank was leaking and had filled the bilge with gasoline and as soon as a match was struck the whole inside of the boat took fire, wit...



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