George Barber (1857)
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"At one time the Barber was a crack lumber hooker and made plenty of money for her owners ..." --From the Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Files
Final Voyage


The schooner George Barber, which had been abandoned after sinking in the river at Racine, was subsequently raised by Peter Galloway. Her masts and rigging (and anything else of value) were salvaged. The plan was to tow her into the lake and beach her at Racine College. The last report (3/13/1895) was that beaching her was impossible at the time, due to ice along the shore. Hirthe Ms, however, reports her as cast adrift in the early spring of 1895. Last document surrendered Milwaukee 11/16/1894 abandoned.
 
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