On Saturday, July 10, 1869, the schooner Grey Eagle
was driven ashore on the north point of Whitefish Bay (south of Jacksonport, Door County, Wisconsin) during a severe southwest gale. The schooner was bound for a Green Bay port to pick up a cargo of lumber. The Millwaukee Sentinel of July 19, 1869, reported that the schooner was a total loss and going to pieces although the crew of the Yankee Trader
managed to remove some items.
The wooden two masted schooner Grey Eagle
was built by the shipyard of Bidwell & Banta in Buffalo, New York in the year 1857. In 1861 the vessel was rated A2 and had a valuation of $11,200. At the time the vessel was driven ashore, it was valued at $12,500, rated B1 and insured for $10,000. The Grey Eagle
and Sea Bird
registration number 22276 were sister schooners.
Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: 4/26/1867; Milwaukee: "Total Loss".