M.H. Stuart (1921)
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Service History


The large wooden steamer M.H. Stuart was primarily a fruit boat, although she also carried various other cargos such as cordwood, livestock,hay, potatoes, and even illegal bootleg during prohibition.
Final Voyage


In 1944 the M.H. Stuart was used as a scrap barge at Milwaukee Harbor. Later her cabins were removed and she was used as a barge until 1948 when she sank at her dock. She was then pumped out filled with rocks and towed eight miles out of Milwaukee Harbor, burned and finally sunk in 200 feet of water.
Today


The M.H. Stuart rests upright in two hundred feet of water with fish net wrapped around parts of her bow and stern. Large portions of her has been burned but much of her decking still exists along with the rudder and propeller.
 
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