Petrel (1847)
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New Tonnage 151; New deck 1873 Last Document Surrendered Milwaukee, 10/17/1883: "Total Loss".
Final Voyage


"The Petrel waterlogged off Sheboygan with a load of cordwood from Burnham's Pier to Milwaukee. Attempting to enter Sheboygan harbor without a tug, she collided with one of the harbor piers, broached, and sank. Her crew took to the rigging and were rescued by the USLSS crew. The Petrel carried against the North Pier, split open, and sank five lengths inside the entrance, where she still posed an obstacle to navigation eleven years later (when her hull was rammed by the schooner Guido). her cargo was salvaged." This was the second time this season the Petrel was wrecked. "Sheboygan, Nov. 25, 1892.-The schooner Guido, capt. Mitchell, bound for Chicago, with a cargo of lumber, meeting headwinds, tried to make the harbor at 5 o'clock this morning, but ran into the wreck of the schooner Petrel and sunk."
 
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