Mount Vernon (1855)
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Lives Lost
Depth (ft)
Service History

The wooden two masted scow-schooner Mount Vernon was built in 1855 by Henry Smith at South Black River Michigan. Her official registry number was 17745. The vessel would often carry lumber.

April 1863: Rebuilt by John Johnson in Chicago.

1865: Remeasured 77 x 17 x 6, 75.45 gross tons.

1874: Repaired.

1893:Sank at the dock of Mitchell and Lewis, in Racine. She was then raised and abandoned near the 6th street bridge.

Document of Enrollment Surrendered: Milwaukee: August 11, 1894: "Abandoned".
Final Voyage

In July of 1893 the scow-schooner Mount Vernon sank in the Root River at Racine while tied to the dock of Mitchell and Lewis. Later she was raised and moved along the Root River near the 6th street bridge where she was abandoned. Her final document of enrollment was surrendered on August 11, 1894.
But, then for the 1895 July 4th festivities, the Mount Vernon was towed out into Lake Michigan and blown up.
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