Sea Star (1855)
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Service History


Last Document Surrendered Milwaukee March 7, 1889: "Wrecked"
Final Voyage


"Totally wrecked at Ahnapee. Wis., Lake Mich., November 7th." While loading maple wood at the Clay Banks Pier, heavy seas slammed the Sea Star against the pier causing part of the pier and the Sea Starto break free. The Sturgeon Bay Lifesaving Crew rescued Captain Nelson and a crewman by shooting a lifeline out to the stranded vessel. The Sea Star sank approximately 180 feet away from the pier.
Today


"Usefull parts and rigging were salvaged, but the hull went to pieces near the pier, nonetheless, her remains have yet to be found. They are undoubtedly part of the debris field covering the bottomland off Bear Creek."
 
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