Octavia (1849)
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Last Document Surrendered Chicago, 9/30/1875
Final Voyage


"On 5/9/1874, the schooner Octavia loaded with 100 cords of wood at the north pier of Kewaunee, and left the pier "shortly before dark", that evening. After leaving the pier, however, the wind died away and "she was carried by the groundswell northward toward the stony shoal about off the village limit." The master was unfamiliar with the area dropped anchor too late, and the Octavia went hard aground about 800 feet from shore. The schooner ended up with her stern toward shore and listed to the south. On 5/19/1874, the Kewaunee Enterprise reported the Octavia stripped and abandoned."
 
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