Hungarian (1853)
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Service History


The Hungarian was built as a bark at Three Mile Bay, New York in 1853 by Asa Wilcox. The vessel was valued at $7,800 in 1861 and rated at B1. In 1874 she was valued at $9,000 and still rated B1. The official registry number was 11177.

1862 & 1863: The Hungarian underwent large repairs.

1871: Rebuilt.

Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Chicago: 11/15/1880: "Total Loss".
Final Voyage


The schooner Hungarian was blown ashore on the east side of Door County in Lake Michigan in October of 1880 along with two other vessels, the City of Woodstock and the M.N. Dunham. Of the three, only the Hungarian proved to be a total loss. The Milwaukee Sentinel on 10/19/1880 reported that she was broken in two and was insured for $6,000.

"The three-masted scow Hungarian, ashore on the south side of the Whitefish Bay pier (east side of Door Peninsula), is badly hogged and her spars will soon go by the board and the hull break up during the first heavy storm from the northeast or southeast." Door County Advocate 11/11/1880.
 
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