You may have read books or seen movies of this ship but few can really place it in context of the history of this ship and its exploits.
Kotzebue is on Alaska's Northwest Coast on the tip of the Baldwin Penninsula approx 30 miles above the Arctic Circle.
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It sailed into Kotzebue sound in June 1865 (might have been 23 June 1865) searching for some the seasons yankee whalers.
They found The Whaleing sloop 'Louisiana' that had hung up on shoal's off Chamisso Island in Eschsholtz Bay
in a bid to flee the commerce raider.
Im not clear if the Shenandoah's crew burned the Sloop or the Louisiana's Yankee crew burnd her? http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?128292-Of-History-desserted-Islands-and-caribou-in-the-Arctic
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