Forelle (1908)
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The fishing tug Forelle was known as the "Fruit Boat."
Final Voyage


On Wednesday 9/19/1923, the fishing tug Forelle loaded a cargo of fruit at St. Joseph, bound for Milwaukee. She was expected to arrive at about 5 am. When the Forelle did not arrive as expected, it was feared that she may have foundered in the heavy gale that hit Lake Michigan Wednesday night. The Coast Guard as well as other fruit boats and fishing tugs searched the lake, but found no trace of the missing vessel. It wasn't until fruit baskets and other wreckage were found off Kenosha on Saturday 9/22/1923, that any remains of the Forelle were found, and when more wreckage was found the following day in the same area, it appeared likely that the Forelle sank off that city.
 
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