Mediterranean (1859)
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Service History

The wooden two masted schooner Mediterranean was built in 1859 at Sodus, New York by David Rogers of Rogers Ship Building. She had a capacity of 15,000 bushels. The vessel was rated B1 in 1874 and valued at $11,000 by the Board of Lake Underwriters.

October 1866: Collided with the schooner Algerine in the St. Clair River.

1869: Received a new deck and deck frames.

August 1869: Collided with the bark Golden Fleece near Chicago.

!871: Brought the first locomotive from Buffalo, New York to Manitowoc.

1871: Struck a wreck in Lake St. Clair.

1873: Repaired.

May 1876: Sunk near Buffalo in the Niagara River with a load of lumber. Later raised.

1881: Rebuilt.

September 1881: Collided with the schooner North Star on Lake Erie and then repaired.

May 1890: Waterlogged near Minorville with a cargo of ore. Towed to Chicago by the Spaulding.

Last Document of Enrollment Surrendered: Chicago: 9/29/1891: "Vessel Lost".
Final Voyage

The two masted schooner Mediterranean, loaded with rock plaster, bound for South Chicago from Alabaster, Michigan, foundered approximately 25 miles off Sheboygan on 9/25/1891. Some reports say 2 miles south of Sheboygan. The vessel foundered very rapidly and the entire crew escaped and was picked up by the schooner John Mee. At the time, the Mediterranean was valued at $50,000
 
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