Northerner (1851)

An 81 foot, two-masted schooner, built at Well's Island, Wisconsin. She sank in heavy seas on November 29, 1868 southeast of Port Washington. She lies upright and intact in 135 feet of water.

Other Names:none
Official Number:18176
Vessel Built:1850, Clayton [Wells Island], NY
Vessel Specifications:79x18x7, 92 t., 77n
Type of Vessel:Scooner, Two-Masted
Depth to Deck:120 ft (36m)
Depth to Bottom:130 ft (39m)
How it Sunk:She pounded on the bottom while loading at Amsterdam, WI. When she tried to make it to Milwaukee she began to leak profusely and so was put into Port Washington. Later the prop CUYAHOGA attempted to tow her into Milwaukee, but she capsized and foundered enroute. Crew rescued by the CUYAHOGA.
Loss Type:Storm/hullfailure
Date of Loss:1868, Nov 30
Place of Loss:of off Port Washington, WI
Vessel Cargo:Light
Lives Loss:none
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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