Ellen Pike (1855)
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The two masted wooden schooner Ellen Pike was built in 1855 in New Buffalo, New York.

August 1,1857: The schooner Ellen Pike, loaded with lumber, capsized off Waukegan. Her masts were gone and she was filled to the gunwale.

July, 1858: Capsized near St. Joseph on Lake Michigan.

May 27, 1859: Aground at Grand Haven but later got off.

August, 1861: Ashore after a tremendous gale, about ten miles north of Chicago.

Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: 9/30/1873: "Total Loss".
Final Voyage

September 21st, 1873: "The schooner Ellen Pike of Milwaukee came to an anchor at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning about two miles south of the village of Kewaunee, but her anchors failing to hold her, she was driven on the rocky beach, and badly stove up. The Pike was valued at $2800, is a total loss, and was not insured. She was stripped of her rigging on Friday and Saturday. At the time of the disaster she was bound for Clay Banks, and had on board a quantity of corn meal and mess pork for Mr. D.B. Coon of that town. Mr. Coon came here after his goods on Saturday. The meal was thoroughly water soaked, and worthless except for hog feed." Kewaunee Enterprise 9/23/1873.
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