Milton (1867)
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The two masted scow schooner Milton was built in 1867 and was used principally in the lumber trade. Last Document Surrendered Milwaukee, 9/30/1885: "Total Loss". The anchors were salvaged on July 10,1886 by the wrecking steamer Grace Williams.
Final Voyage


"On September 8, 1885 she foundered off Two Rivers Point in lake Michigan with a loss of five lives. She was taking a load of wood from Ellison Bay to Milwaukee." "...The scow Milton, of Milwaukee, ... all her crew were drowned. It is supposed that the scow capsized Tuesday night, and the crew were probably drowned attempting to reach shore. The Milton left Milwaukee a week ago last night, loaded a cargo of about 100 cords of wood at Hedge Hog Harbor, and should have arrived here on Wednesday." MS 9/11/1885
 
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