Frank W. Gifford (1868)
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On the night of October 21, 1897, the schooner Frank W. Gifford, "running before a heavy northeast wind" was found by her crew to be leaking. The crew escaped in the Gifford's yawl after securing most of their personal effects and equipping the small boat with a torch, compass and foghorn. After three hours in the Gifford's yawl, the crew was picked up by the schooner City of Sheboygan and taken to Chicago. The Gifford which had been enroute from Escanaba to Fruitport, Mich., sank in about 860 feet of water.
Service History


The Frank W. Gifford had her bottom caulked in 1888; class A2.
 
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