Flotilla (1891)
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Final Voyage


The Flotilla was filled with ballast and sunk in Detroit Harbor (Washington Island, Wis.) sometime after the turn of the century. The last document, Enrollment No.43, issued at the Port of Milwaukee on September 14, 1920 was surrendered at Milwaukee on June 24, 1925; Cause of Surrender "Dismantled and Abandoned."
Today


The remains of the Flotilla, along with those of two other vessels, can be seen just beyond the north terminal end of the Detroit Harbor Ferry Channel.
Service History


"Rasmus used this vessel (Flotilla) for some years as a store, sailing from port to port selling groceries, etc. Later when the marine engines came into use, he put in a Kahlenberg gasoline engine. This was shorly after the turn of the century. In 1904... He then had a dock of his own that he could use for his Flotilla. He also continued with the store concept." --From the Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Files
 
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