Magellan (1873)
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"On the night of November 8, or the morning of November 9,1877, the schooner Magellan was lost off Two Rivers Wisconsin with her entire crew. Because of the shattered condition of the wreck, and the mutilation of the bodies that came ashore, it was at first believed that the Magellan had been run down by another vessel. This was never proven and it now appears likely that the schooner foundered during the storm, and later the propeller Joseph L. Hurd, which reported "running through a vessel's rigging" that night may have run through the Magellan's wreckage, or perhaps over the wreck itself. Around noon on 11/09/1877, the ship broke up further, with the hull, bottom up with the stern gone ending up beached between two Rivers and Manitowoc. Another portion of the wreck, including "the stumps of the foremast and mainmast, a gaff, the forward rail together with the name boards containing her name and possibly her windless" remained off the pier at Two Rivers, held in place by her anchors."
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The Magellan was a typical canal schooner who made her money in the grain trade.
 
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