Guiding Star (1869)
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November 5, 1883. The schooner Guiding Star, bound from Oswego to Milwaukee with 560 tons of coal, stranded in heavy fog at Mequon, 12 miles north of the port at Milwaukee. The vessel went up on the rocks, lifting the stern three feet out of the water. The hull filled with water. The underwriters expended $4,000 on attempts to salvage the craft before giving up, stripping the vessel, and abandoning it to the elements." Last document surrendered Oswego, 1/08/1884.
 
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