Josephine (1873)
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The steam sand scow Josephine carried sand and gravel. She had a prior accident on August 23, 1879 where she had struck a pier and sank, but was later raised and repaired. Last Document Surrendered Milwaukee 4/17/1888 "Wrecked"
Final Voyage


"The steam sand scow Josephine ran on a rock in Whitefish Bay yesterday afternoon and sunk. Her crew of four men escaped in a small boat and reached the shore, but afterwards returned to the wreck, and were brought into the harbor between 6 and 7 o'clock last evening. As far as could be seen from the tug, the scow appeared to have been broken in two, at least she was badly twisted, her starboard bow being out of the water, while all the rest of her was below water except her pilot house aft."
 
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