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November 9, 2017

November 9, 1917 – Telegraphic instructions were received from Juneau to arrest the skipper and crew of the halibut schooner Manhattan, should the vessel put in at this port. The men are charged with looting the wrecked steamer Al-Ki which ran ashore at Point Augusta, Chicagoff Island during a gale and blinding snowstorm. All of the passengers and crew were taken off by the halibut schooner San Juan. Captain McGregor returned to the stranded vessel to arrange for salving. It was believed that the steamer would go to pieces.

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