Oliver Culver (1855)
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Last Document Surrendered Chicago, 12/30/1882
Final Voyage


"The schooner Oliver Culver, loaded with lumber from Pensaukee to Chicago, sprung a leak while working in the heavy seas off Two Rivers last Sunday night (12/04/1882), and was run ashore by Capt. Edwards to save the crew. She struck the beach just a few yards north of the harbor piers at about midnight. The men were taken off by the life-saving crew at Two Rivers" "The Oliver Culver is going to pieces fast. Her spars were still standing but badly twisted. No attempt will be made to get her off. The lumber is being picked up and saved as far as possible." "It was 3 o'clock in the morning (December 4) when the life-saving crew arrived abreast of the stranded schooner, which lay two hundred yards out from the beach... She became a total wreck, but the captain succeeded in saving a little more than one-half of the cargo."
 
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