Monday, February 23, 2015

Another Ghost Ship Story For Monday Mystery...!

One thing about the ea, it has more than it's share of mysterious ship stories.

Anyone that deals with the sea much is very much aware of this, and could probably spin many a tale for ya at any time. This one does have a curious twist to it, though.

The SS Baychimorsz_

Some would call it a ghost ship, but the Baychimo was real—and she could still be out there.

Built in 1911, the Baychimo was an enormous steam-powered cargo ship owned by the Hudson’s Bay Company. Mainly used for transporting furs from northern Canada, the Baychimo’s first nine journeys were relatively uneventful. But on its final journey, in 1931, winter came early. Totally unprepared for the bitter weather, the ship eventually became completely trapped in the ice.

Most of the crew were rescued by plane, but the Baychimo‘s captain and a few crew members decided to stick it out, making camp in sight of the ship. One day, a fierce blizzard blew up, obscuring the ship. When the storm abated, the Baychimo had vanished. A hunter eventually spotted the steamer and alerted the remaining crew. After salvaging what they could, they set the ship adrift, fearing it wouldn’t last the winter in the thick pack ice.As it turned out, the Baychimo was tougher than anyone gave her credit.

Over the next few decades, she was repeatedly sighted all across the Arctic, often drifting aimlessly out to sea. The last sighting was in 1969, a full 37 years after she was abandoned.

In 2006, the Alaskan government finally launched a “ghost ship” project to track down the Baychimo. Despite their efforts, the ship has not been found. For all intents and purposes, the Baychimo has now disappeared without a trace.

To think that this ship was last spotted 57 years after reported being lost is amazing by itself. Imagine the story if this vessel were to be found today!

Another great story from Listverse

Coffee in the kitchen today. Cold and rainy is forecast for this area!


linda m said...

Can't believe the ship has lasted that long. Would have thought she had been crushed by the ice. Coffee inside with friends sounds good to me. Frigid temps still hanging in around here. I'll bring a fresh coffee cake.

Chickenmom said...

I guess they will find her at the bottom. Too cold down there to look. Wonder how many others are there? Coffee cake sounds great, Linda!

JO said...

Interesting story. Wouldn't that be something if she showed up again?

I guess you are having our yesterday weather. ready for a refill been putting things away already this morning before the repair guy shows up but a long way to go.

Mamahen said...

Love these stories of ghost ships and wouldn't it be nice if we knew the real story...cozy kitchen always nice and save me some of that cake :))

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda M...
It is surprising that she was seen after such a long time . Makes you wonder if maybe she is still out there somewhere.

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Phyllis...
I reckon there is a lot of them on the bottom.

The coffee cake does sound good, doesn't it?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Jo...
You just never know what's going to happen.

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping in today!

Hey Mamahen...
Not knowing the whole story allows our imagination to run wild. That's half the fun!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

If you want to go up there in all that cold and ice to search for it, go right ahead. I will stay down here in Texas, even though it was 38 here this morning.