C.S. Davis (1870)
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Final Voyage


While attempting to enter Manitowoc harbor on 12/11/1881 for shelter the schooner C.S. Davis "struck the south pier." The Davis was not severely damaged and made fast to the pier while her master went ashore to find a tug. "While he was absent, the mate cast off the lines, set the canvas, and ran her on the beach, "to save her" as he said." (Door County Advocate 12/22/1881). After she was beached, she broke in half, became a total wreck and was stripped and abandoned. The Davis had been en route to Milwaukee with a cargo of slabs.

A portion of her cargo was saved.

Possibly the remains of the C.S. Davis were discovered in the harbor in November of 1908 and removed.
Service History


Last Document of Enrollment Surrendered: GH: 12/29/1888: "Total Loss"
 
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