Elbe (1853)
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The two masted wooden schooner Elbe was built in 1853 (or possibly 1855) in Chicago, Illinois. The vessel was valued at $1,000 and rated C1 in 1875. One source claims the Elbe was built in 1845 by Sanford & Moses in Cleveland, Ohio and the original owner was Peter J. Denker

August 31, 1886: Collided with the schooner Frank Perew and capsized about ten miles from Milwaukee. The vessel was recovered at great expense.

November 17, 1870: Struck a rock near Centerville, Wisconsin and capsized. Towed to Manitowoc, Wisconsin to be repaired and relaunched in April, 1871.

August,1874: Schooner Elbe lost foremast on Lake Michigan. Loss $300.

October, 1875: Enders Nelson, sailer on the schooner Elbe drowned off Chicago.

June, 1883: Stranded at Whitefish Bay, later pulled free by the tug Coe.

Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered:Milwaukee: 2/20/1889: Abandonded.
Final Voyage


The old schooner Elbe was abandoned at the Menominee slip boneyard near the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Elevator A at the Milwaukee River some time in 1883.
Today


The remains of the abandoned vessel Elbe may have been removed from the boneyard near the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Elevator A.
 
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