M.S. Scott (1856)
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The two masted schooner M.S. Scott was built in 1856 by William Jones at Cleveland, Ohio. In May 1859 the Scott left Milwaukee for Hamburg, Germany via the St. Lawrence River. The return trip was to Newfoundland. For a year and a half the Scott engaged in coasting and the West Indies trade. The schooner was extensively repaired in 1862.

Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: 4/13/66.
Final Voyage


"September 1866. The schooner M.S. Scott ashore and sunk at Racine. Bound from Chicago to Buffalo with grain. The Leviathan has abandoned the effort to raise the schooner M.S. Scott, sunk at Racine, and yesterday returned to her station at Makinac. The underwriters are not discouraged with the result, however, and propose to make one more effort to get her up. They are about making a contract with a successful wrecking firm of this city for the accomplishment of the work, and hope soon to have her in dry dock..." Milwaukee Sentinel 9/29/1866
 
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