Ashtabula (1854)
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Final Voyage


The fore and aft schooner Ashtabula was bound from Chicago to Escanaba with a cargo of salt. She was approximately fifteen miles south of Milwaukee, unable to make any headway in a strong gale, and therefore forced to turn back for Milwaukee. When coming about, the ship began to leak and even though her pumps were manned, capsized after her foresail was carried away, about 3 miles off North Point near Milwaukee. The vessel straightened as she went down, leaving four feet of her topmasts protruding from the water's surface. The crew managed to leave in the yawl just before the Ashtabula rolled over and went to the bottom.
Service History


The Ashtabula collided with the schooners Essex and J & A Stronach, all repaired.
One life was lost during a collision with an unknown vessel on the 20th of November, 1871, she was repaired at Sheboygan.
Last Document of Enrollment: Surrendered, Milwaukee 6/30/1884: "Wrecked".
 
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