The Baychimo, a cargo steamer, was a ghost ship for at least 38 years, and her ultimate fate is a mystery.
On October 1, 1931, whilst transporting pelts back to the UK, the Baychimo became trapped in pack ice off the northwestern coast of Alaska. Her crew intended to wait out the winter with her, but two months later a blizzard forced them to take the most valuable furs from the hold and abandon ship.
A few days after the Baychimo had disappeared on November 24, the ship was found 45 mi (72 km) south of where she was lost, but was again ice-packed.
In March of the following year, she was seen floating peacefully near the shore by a man traveling to Nome with his dog sled team.
A few months after that, she was seen by a company of prospectors.
March 1933, she was found by a group of Eskimos who boarded her and were trapped on-board for 10 days by a freak storm.
July 1934, she was boarded by a group of explorers on a schooner.
November 1939, she was boarded by Captain Hugh Polson, wishing to salvage her, but the creeping ice floes intervened and the captain had to abandon her.
March 1962, she was seen sailing along the Beaufort Sea coast by a group of Eskimos.
She was found frozen in an ice pack in 1969, 38 years after she was abandoned, and this is the last recorded sighting of the ghostly Baychimo.