Historical Marker Series

Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Maritime Trails

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J.E. Gilmore · Type: wooden schooner · Built: 1867, Asa Wilcox, · Three Mile Bay, N.Y. · Length: 137.7' · Beam: 25.4' · Propulsion: sail, 2 masted. Forest · Type: wooden scow-schooner · Built: 1857,…
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Type: Wooden schooner, two-masted Built: 1867, Martell, Tonawanda, N.Y.; Rebuilt 1875-1876Sank: May 14, 1895Length: 126' Beam: 25'Cargo: Grain, coal, and lumberDepth: 55'Lives Lost: 7 About two miles offshore from here, the wooden schooner Kate Kelly lie…
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Type: railroad carferry, steel hullBuilt: 1903, American Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, OhioSank: October 22, 1929 Lives Lost: 40-50Length: 388' Beam: 56'Cargo: train cars (loaded), tubs, mixed freight, 3 automobilesPropulsion: triple expansion steam engine,…
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Type: Wooden schooner, three-masted Built: 1862, Hilyne C. Litchfield, Blendon's Landing, Mich.; Rebuilt 1889Sank: April 7, 1892Length: 126' Beam 23'Cargo: Lumber, wood productsDepth: 60' Four miles offshore from this spot, 60 feet beneath the surface of…
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Type: Wooden bulk carrier Built: 1896, Davidson Shipyard, West Bay City, Mich.Sank: November 2, 1905, strandedLength: 319' Beam: 42'Cargo: Iron ore, coalPropulsion: Triple-expansion steam engine, propellerDepth of Wreckage: 20'Listed on National Register of…
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Resting 150 yards off shore from here is the wreckage of the steam barge Joys, a vessel once hailed as a "greyhound among lumber carriers" for her record-breaking speed. The Joys was constructed in 1884 in the Milwaukee Ship Yard Company. She hauled lumber,…
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Cassville's first ferry, a 40-foot rowboat, crossed the Mississippi River in 1833. In 1836, the ferry carried a 23-year-old New Yorker named Nelson Dewey across the river. Dewey was lured to Cassville by its promise as the potential capital of the Wisconsin…
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Type: Steel, bulk and package freighterBuilt: 1890, Frank W. Wheeler, Bay City, Mich.Sank: September 2, 1905Length: 372' Beam: 41'Cargo: Iron orePropulsion: PropellerDepth of Wreckage: 25'Lives Lost: 7Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Ab…
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Type; Wooden Schooner, three-mastedBuilt: 1873, Parsons & Humble, Tonawanda, N.Y.Sank: November 17, 1886Length: 195' Beam: 34'Cargo: Grain, coal, and iron oreDepth: 20'Lives Lost: 9Listed on the National Register of Historic Places About 200 yards off Lo…
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Type: sidewheel "palace steamer"Built: 1846, Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo, N.Y.Sank: Sept. 24, 1856, burnedLength: 245'Beam: 33'Cargoes: passengers, package freightPropulsion: single-cylinder walking beam engine, sidewheelsDepth: 55' From 1844 to 1857, lavis…
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