Aleut

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Aleut (# ) ( -1890), tug wrecked at the Isthmus on Santa Catalina Island on November 12, 1890.



In the News~

November 14, 1890 [LAT]: “San Pedro, November 13. The Alert [Aleut] a total wreck at the Catalina Isthmus. The tug Alert [Aleut] of San Francisco and a Wilmington Transportation Company lighter went ashore at Catalina Island Wednesday in a heavy northeast wind. Both are total wrecks. The tug was engaged in government work, towing lighters of rock from Catalina for the breakwater at San Pedro. A sailor named William O’Neill of San Francisco was drowned.”


November 14, 1890 [SFCall]: “Disaster. San Pedro—Nov. 13—Stmr. Aleut is a total wreck at Catalina Island, one and a half miles east of Isthmus Cove. Wind NE, strong breeze. Crew saved.”


November 14, 1890 [SFCall]: “Loss of a Tug and Lighter at Catalina Island—Seaman Drowned. San Pedro, Nov. 13.—The tug Aleut of San Francisco and a Wilmington Transportation Company lighter went ashore at Catalina Island yesterday in a heavy northeast wind. Both are total wrecks. The tug was engaged in Government work, towing lighters of rock from Catalina for the breakwater here. A man named William O'Neill of San Francisco, a member of the Seaman's Union was drowned.”


November 27, 1890 [Marin Journal]: The tug Alert [Aleut] and a Wilmington transportation company lighter were wrecked at Catalina Island November 12, and William O'Neill, a seaman, was drowned.”