Cape Horn (1857)
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Final Voyage


September 16,1910. The old schooner Cape Horn had been purchased by the city of Bay View in the hopes that the vessel would serve as a deterrent to erosion. The city loaded the vessel with rocks, towed it within 100 feet off of Iron Street with a fire tug, and sank it off the island. A number of residents, however, had different ideas as to the schooner's greatest utility. A number of them attacked the vessel with axes, hoping to acquire a winter's supply of firewood from the old craft. Shortly after the attack, a gale swept in and completely broke up the vessel.
The remains have never been found and possibly have been removed.
Service History


The wooden two masted schooner Cape Horn had a long career on Lake Michigan prior to being abandoned in Milwaukee.
October 1869. Schooner Cape Horn, grain laden, sprung a leak on Lake Michigan.
May 9, 1873. Package Freighter #75388 struck and sunk the empty Cape Horn.
Final Document of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: 4/15/1909: "Abandoned"
 
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