John Lynch (1877)
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Service History


The John Lynch was built in 1877 and ran from Oshkosh to New London. In 1883 she was purchased by L.B. Reed to run from Oshkosh to Tustin on Lake Poygan. In 1885 the Lynch was sold to Clark & Lefevre and ran the same route.
Final Voyage


On May 2, 1902, the John Lynch was burned to the water's edge in Lake Poygan near the mouth of the Wolf River. "The hull of the steamer John Lynch which was burned in Lake Poygan several weeks ago was towed to this city Sunday by the tug H.O. Warren and now lies moored at the Light Street dock." The wreck seems to be more complete than originally thought, but the damage to the hull and structure along with the machinery that it is doubtful if she is worth salvaging.
 
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