George W. Westcott (1863)
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The three masted wooden schooner George W. Westcott was built in 1863 at Sacketts Harbor, New York by S. Reed Jr. The vessel was valued at $3,500 and rated B1. It was primarily engaged in the lumber trade.

March 28, 1865: reenrolled at Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- originally enrolled at Sacketts Harbor, New York in 1863.

April, 1876: The George W. Westcott has been lengthened 30 feet and repaired at an expense of $3,000. Original size: 81.66 feet long X 24 feet beam X 9.16 feet deep, 111.69 gross tons.
Rebuilt size: 111.5 feet x 24.66 feet X 7.66 feet, 122.87 gt.

June, 1892: Collided with the steambarge O.E. Parks at Milwaukee Harbor.

1919: Dropped from the Merchant Vessels and Great Lakes Registers.
Final Voyage


Per Brendon Baillod "The old schooner George W. Westcott was intentionally beached and stripped just north of Bay View (a village that was annexed to Milwaukee in 1877) in 1918." Fathoms Deep But Not Forgotten: Wisconsin's Historic Shipwrecks Part V: Milwaukee County 1900-1925.
 
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