Laurel (1852)
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Last Document of Enrollment Surrendered Milwaukee 11/7/1888: "Total Loss"
Final Voyage


"During a heavy southwest wind and within sight of her Washington Island destination, the Laurel was blown ashore at Detroit Island near the Detroit Harbor entrance. Her owner, Ole Christianson of Washington Island had sailed her all the way from Milwaukee only to lose her at the last minute. Fortunately, since neither the ship nor its contents was insured, the cargo at least was saved."
 
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