Island City (1859)
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Schooner Island City
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Final Voyage


"En route from Ludington to Milwaukee, the schooner Island City was caught in a storm on the afternoon of 4/8/1894. The vessel soon began to leak, and by 10 PM the pumps could not keep up with the water rising in her hold. By 11 o'clock that night the Island City was uncontrollable, and the three men in her crew began preparations for abandoning the schooner. While cutting the yawl loose, Capt. Wood and the small boat were swept into the lake. He managed to climb into the boat and was washed ashore on the Wisconsin side of the lake. The schooner and the other two men were lost. Spars that were believed to belong to the schooner were found protruding from the lake 12 miles northeast of Milwaukee."
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The wreck of the Island City lies in 130 feet of water badly broken up. Commercial fishing nets are snagged on her remains.
 
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