Eliza Anderson


The New York Times, September 11, 1897:

“In spite of the opinion of the Inspectors, many seafaring men pronounced the Anderson unseaworthy, and dozens of persons who came here from the East to go North on her were influenced by local friends to change their minds and take passage on other boats.”

Of her fate, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer wrote, March 31, 1898:

“The old Eliza Anderson, after an interesting career of 40 years, is at last a total wreck. During a terrible storm early in March she broke from her anchorage at Dutch Harbor and went ashore before any assistance could be given her.  She is now lying on her side, with the tide ebbing and flowing through several jagged holes in her bottom.  She will surely and slowly go to pieces.  The news of the Anderson’s wreck was brought to Seattle by the steamer Bertha.  The wreck in the far north is a fitting end to the steamer, which has several times been rescued from the boneyard and put back into commission.”