Illinois (1848)
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The Illinois is believed to be the wreckage located at the Heins Creek Wreck Site that was extensively examined by Mark Madsen.
Final Voyage


"The lumber laden schooner Illinois, bound for Chicago, went ashore broadside on the beach about 2 1/2 miles south of Baileys Harbor. The vessel was badly damaged, and a salvage attempt in May of 1874 proved futile." Last Document Surrendered Chicago 9/30/1875:"Vessel Total Wreck"
Today


"The wreck of the Illinois is broken up and partially buried under stream cobble; inundated to a depth of 1'. The exposed length of 41'6" was revealed after excavation; the remainder of the vessel ; original length has been estimated 82'-124'. Extant are the bilges and lower trunk; wreck is greatly eroded."
 
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