Seaman (1848)
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Service History


"The Seaman was one of the oldest vessels on the chain of lakes, having been built in 1848. She was of 181 gross tons burden, and was owned by M.O. Parker of Milwaukee. First enrollment issued at Cleveland, OH, April 19,1848. Last Document Surrendered 11/28/09, Milwaukee: Vessel Lost"
Final Voyage


"The old schooner Seaman which stranded on outer shoal south of Pilot Island on Saturday, the 14th inst., is a total loss, both vessel and cargo. The latter consisted of 3,000 bushels of potatoes and a deck-load of slabs, owned by the Michigan Lumber Co. This was the maiden trip of the master, Capt. Gunder Hansen, this year, who had sailed with his brother on the Louise A. Burton during the season. The crew was rescued by the Plum Island life-saving crew." "November 15, 1908 Schooner Seaman stranded 8 miles SSW of Plum Island, Wis. station in fresh SW wind and high surf. Discovered by patrol. The life-savers went aboard, but found that nothing could be done for the schooner on account of the high sea. The crew of 6 men were taken to the station for the night...The vessel was nearly a total loss."
 
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