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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
6,932 gross 1881 at Glasgow by John Elder & Co. Guion Line 500ft x 50ft 
 Year Departure ArrivalRemarks
 1881  July 15, launchedAtlantic Journey ID 7225
 1881  Oct. 30, maiden voyage Liverpool - Queenstown - New YorkAtlantic Journey ID 7226
 1882  Liverpool  Mar. 04  New York  Mar. 15 From Christiania 1882-02-25Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Apr. 08  New York  Apr. 16 Transatlantc ID
 1882  June, made a record passage New York -Queenstown, 6 days and 11 hours as the first liner to make the distance under 7 daysAtlantic Journey ID 7227
 1882  Liverpool  June 17  New York  June 25 Arrived in New York at 10:00 late morningTransatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  July 22  New York  July 30 Transatlantc ID
 1882  Liverpool  Aug. 26  New York  Sept. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool     New York  May 05 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  June 02  New York  June 10 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Aug. 12  New York  Aug. 20 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Sept. 15  New York  Sept. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Oct. 20  New York  Oct. 28 Transatlantc ID
 1883  Liverpool  Nov. 24  New York  Dec. 03 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Mar. 29  New York  Apr. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  May 24  New York  June 02 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  July 19  New York  July 27 Transatlantc ID
 1884  Liverpool  Aug. 16  New York  Aug. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1886  Liverpool  May 01  New York  May 09 Arrived at 09:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  May 28  New York  June 05 Arrived Sunday at 06:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1887  Liverpool  Aug. 06  New York  Aug. 14 Arrived at 05:00 morningTransatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 15 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  May 12  New York  May 19 Also reported arrive 1888-05-20Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  June 23 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool  July 21  New York  July 28 Transatlantc ID
 1888  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 07 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Mar. 31 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  May 05 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  July 15 Transatlantc ID
 1889  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1890  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 12 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool     New York  June 21 Transatlantc ID
 1891  Liverpool     New York  July 19 Transatlantc ID
 1892  Liverpool     New York  Apr. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool     New York  Sept. 24 Transatlantc ID
 1893  Liverpool     New York  Oct. 22 Transatlantc ID
 1894  Laid up in GarelochAtlantic Journey ID 7228
 1897  Renamed Magallanes for Cia Trasatlantica (chartered)Atlantic Journey ID 7229
 1898  Laid up in River ClydeAtlantic Journey ID 7230
 1899  Sold, became accommodation ship at BarrowAtlantic Journey ID 7231
 1902  Scrapped at PrestonAtlantic Journey ID 7232
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges
Guion Line advertising card - S.S. Alaska
Guion Line advertising card - S.S. Alaska
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Alaska at the Guion Line dock
Alaska at the Guion Line dock
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