Liberty (1835)
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It is reported that the ill-fated schooner Liberty, was built at Ayon Point, Lake Erie, thirty nine years ago, making her the oldest schooner on the lakes. In the winter of 1844 and '45 she was owned by Captain William and James Porter of this city, who had rebuilt her at the foot of Johnson Street. Since then she was again rebuilt at Sheboygan and finally passed into the hands of Capt. Gunderson, her commander up to the hour of the disaster." Last Document Surrendered Milwaukee, 4/20/1872; "Total Loss"
Final Voyage


"The schooner Liberty, in harbor at Milwaukee, while attempting to make the point, instead ran into the pier and was wrecked." "The remains of the schooner Liberty, wrecked over a quarter of a century ago just north of the harbor piers, at Milwaukee, which were washed upon the beach in last Thursday night's northeaster, are rapidly being converted into firewood by the residents nearby. On Saturday the crew of one of the tugboats lying at the pier washed the sand out of the old hulk with a hose and recovered some chain, a compass, broadaxe, hammer, and some caulking tools."
 
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