Sassacus (1867)
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Remains of the Sassacus
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Final Voyage


"September 30, 1893. The schooner Sassacus went ashore during a storm near Jacksonport when her anchor chain broke. She sustained little damage and a Leathem and Smith tug pumped her out and started towing her towards Sturgeon Bay on October 8th. Heavy seas developed and the tow line parted. The Sassacus swamped and capsized, her crew escaping to the tug. The tug tried twice more to tow the schooner to the Ship Canal, but the tow line broke both times--the last time, leaving the Sassacus to strand on the beach at Lily Bay. On October 11th, the steamer pump and suction pipe that had been placed on board her by the tug, were recovered. On November 19th the anchor was recovered and returned to the Sassacus owner. In 1896, the hull of the Sasscaus could still be seen intact and buried in the sand high and dry on the beach."
Service History


The Sassacus was built in 1867 and was used to haul cordwood and was enrolled in Milwaukee. Last Document Surrendered Milwaukee, 7/5/1893; "Total Loss"
Today


"The Sassacus is still buried in the sand where she was beached over 100 years ago."
 
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