The SSIslander was a 240-feet (73 m) long steel hull, twin-screw steamer, built in Scotland in 1888, and owned and operated by the Canadian-Pacific Navigation Company. She was built especially for the Inside Passage to Alaska and the Klondike gold fields.
On December 10, 1988, the Aoyagi Maru, a 288-feet (88 m) long Japanese fish refrigerant vessel, was tied up alongside and transferring fish from the Bering Trader in Lost Harbor. A winter storm was blowing and Bering Trader's anchor dragged.
Captains Bay is the southern arm of Unalaska Bay on the northeast coast of Unalaska Island. A number of shipwrecks are now decaying in the shallows in an area called Port Levashef, including the wreck of the SS Northwestern.
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