Northerner (1851)
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The timber cargo can be seen in the hold in this view over the stern.
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Maritime archaeologists working during the 2011 survey.
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Nicholas Ronk (left) was an owner of the Northerner.
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Wreck site plan
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Photo mosaic
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A Tour of the Northerner
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Service History


The two masted schooner Northerner was launched from the John Oades shipyard in Clayton, New York in 1850. She was rebuilt in 1852(?).
Final Voyage


11/29/1868. "Waterlogged and capsized-The schooner Northerner pounded heavily upon the bottom while loading with wood at the pier at Amsterdam on Saturday, and after getting out into the lake was discovered to be leaking badly. Finding that he could not keep her free, the captain brought her alongside of the pier at Port Washington where the deckload was discharged in order to lighten her. This done, the services of the propeller Cuyahoga were secured to tow the disabled vessel to Milwaukee. She filled with water and capsized off Port Ulao, however, and had to be abandoned . The Cuyahoga picked up her crew and brought them to this port. We understand the tug Tift has been chartered to go to the assistance of the Northerner."
Today


"The vessel Northerner lies upright and 95% intact in 135 feet of water." The main mast is still in place, rising 75 feet above the deck, her hold still contains the cargo of cordwood, although the deck cargo of wood was removed prior to the accident. The windlass, anchor chain, center board winch along with the bow sprit and figuehead all are still in place.
 
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