Aldena (1929)
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This vessel was a private yacht registered at Chicago, Illinois, owned and mastered by Raymond E Bond of St. Paul, Minnesota. She carried no insurance and was valued at $200.00
Final Voyage


The yacht Aldena was traveling upstream on the Mississippi River from Chicago to St. Paul and at 5:30 a.m. was anchored at the Guttenburg locks. The gasoline engine backfired causing the yacht to catch on fire. The two crew members got off the boat safely. The Aldena was destroyed.
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