Wrangell Sentinel -

The Way We Were


January 31, 2019

January 30, 1919

Captain Johnson, M. P. Olson and Verne Clark left Wrangell on October 29 on the gas boat Myrtle H. and since that time they have been at the mercy of the sea. Olson remained in charge of the boat, which is on the beach at Egg Island. These three men had a very thrilling experience and are fortunate indeed that they are today alive to tell the tale. They came outside to Baranof and lost their rudder between Cape Omaney and Whale Bay. After attempting to reach Cape Hinchinbrook, it was necessary to take shelter behind Egg Island. Here, ten days were spent, when high winds dro...

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