USC&GS Yukon (1898)
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Yukon in Alaskan waters
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|Length:||75 ft (23 m)|
|Beam:||15 ft 7 in (4.75 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft (1.5 m)|
|Propulsion:||Steam engine and sail|
Yukon was built in New York and shipped to Alaska in a knockdown condition, then assembled at St. Michael, Alaska. She entered Coast and Geodetic Survey service in 1899.
In the summer of 1912, Yukon rendered assistance to the inhabitants of Kodiak, Alaska, following an eruption of Mount Katmai. Tragedy struck her in November 1916 when a member of her crew, watchman F. A. Paul, was lost by probable drowning at Kings Cove on the Alaska Peninsula.
After serving exclusively in Alaskan waters, Yukon was retired from Coast and Geodetic Survey service in 1923.
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