Eva M. Cone (1857)
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Final Voyage


After loading 20 cords of wood at Port Washington, the schooner Eva M. Cone broke her jibboom in getting away from the pier, was blown toward shore and pounded on the beach. The vessel soon made its way into deeper water again and resumed her course for Milwaukee, but not before being seriously damaged. After a few miles, the schooner refused to answer her helm, was found to be leaking and soon filled and rolled over. The crew reached shore at Port Washington in the Cone's small boat, and the wreck itself came ashore three miles south of Port Ulao.
Service History


The two masted schoonerEva M. Cone was built in 1857 at Pensaukee, Wisconsin for George Hart and Henry Ketchum of Oconto, Wisconsin.

December 1871: Lost deck load of lumber, Lake Michigan

April 14, 1872: Eva M. Cone lost her foretop, Lake Michigan

Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: 4/20/72: "Total Loss".
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Brendon Baillod reports that wooden vessel remains have been found just offshore between Port Washington and Ulao which could be part of the Eva M. Cone.
 
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