Home (1867)
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Service History

The wooden scow-schooner Home was built in 1867 at Milwaukee by Ellsworth & Davidson shipbuilders. In 1874 the vessel was valued at $2,500 and rated for insurance as B2.

May 1869: Sprang a leak on Lake Michigan while carrying lumber. Repaired.

November 1869: Aground on Lake Michigan, Kelderhouse Pier. Released.

April 1874: Sank and raised on Lake Erie at Sandusky Bay. $600 loss.

Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: 11/30/1876: "Total Loss".
Final Voyage

November 14, 1876: While attempting to make the harbor at Racine, the scow-schooner Home, lumber laden for Racine (one source says Chicago), became disabled owing to the vessel's steering apparatus becoming broken. The scow went ashore next to the north pier striking the wreck of the Scott in the process and stove in her bottom. The captain and four man crew escaped on the life-boat. The Home went to pieces soon after. The Life-Saving Service salvaged about half of the cargo. The Home was worth about $2,600 and was not insured, but the cargo was.

"All attempts to release the scow Home are fruitless, and it now is proposed to strip her to pieces. It is thought when she went ashore she struck the sunken wreck of the Scott, which went down in the same spot ten years ago, and thus stove in her bottom beyond repair." Milwaukee Sentinel 11/17/1876
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