Iver Lawson (1869)
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The schooner Iver Lawson, while bound from St. Joseph to Masonville for a cargo of lumber, was caught in a severe gale on Green Bay and driven ashore in Horseshoe Bay. Shortly after the schooner had passed through the Door, the northeast wind rapidly shifted into the north and "blew a hurricane". The Lawson was stripped of her canvas, and was driven ashore. As the vessel struck about midnight, the crew opted to remain aboard until daylight, rather than abandon ship in the dark. They were pleased to find their ship high and dry and in no danger." "...the following spring she was sold to Captain Dave Ramage who planned to refloat her, but only moved her 30 feet." Captain Thomas Isabell spent the entire spring of 1908 trying to free her, but a sudden storm destroyed his hopes of success. "The remains of the Lawson still lie within 45 feet of where she originally grounded." Last Document Surrendered Chicago 6/30/1906: "Vessel Lost".
 
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