Floretta (1868)

The wreck is mostly intact, with three anchors at the bow.

Other Names:none
Official Number:9688
Vessel Built:1868, John Stupinsky, Detroit
Vessel Specifications:134x26x11, 296g
Type of Vessel:Two-Masted Schooner
Depth to Deck:170 ft (52m)
Depth to Bottom:180 ft (55m)
How it Sunk:Detroit Free Press, 20 Sep 1858 GONE DOWN WITH HER LOAD Milwaukee, September 18. - The schooner Floretta, of Chicago, loaded with iron ore, sprang a leak off Manitowoc early this morning and was abandoned by the crew. The vessel sank shortly afterward. Capt. Marshall and crew left for Chicago this evening. The Floretta was a boat of 320 tons, built at Detroit by Stupinsky in 1867; was owned by Taylor, of Chicago; valued for insurance purposes at $8,000, and was rated A2.
Loss Type:Storm
Date of Loss:1885, Sep 18
Place of Loss:15 mi off Manitowoc WI
Vessel Cargo:Iron Ore
Lives Loss:none
References:Shipwreck File by Dave Swayze
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