Sea Gem (1863)
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Service History

"The schooner Sea Gem was the last vessel built by Bates and Son in Manitowoc." "The present owner purchased the Sea Gem several years ago and has been engaged in trade between Chicago, Milwaukee and Michigan ports." 9/10/1901 Rebuilt in 1892.
Final Voyage

"While seeking shelter from a heavy storm, the schooner Sea Gem ran aground south of the harbor pier on Monday, 9/9.1901, at about 7:30 pm. The schooner had been attempting to enter Manitowoc harbor under staysail, when she barely avoided colliding with the south pier. The anchor was then cast, but it failed to hold and the schooner was driven onto the beach, where she soon went to pieces. Part of the cargo of slabs was saved. The Sea Gem was en route from Charlevoix to Milwaukee when the wreck occurred."
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