Schooner Floretta

 

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Schooner foundered 15 mi. off Manitowoc, cargo iron ore, 9/18/1885
A 134 foot , two masted schooner, built in Detroit, MI in 1868. On September 18, 1885 , she took on water and sank rapidly, six miles southeast of Manitowoc WI. She is broken up but still holds many artifacts. She lies in 180 feet of water.

FLORETTA
Other names : none
Official no. : 9688
Type at loss : schooner, wood
Build info : 1868, John Stupinsky, Detroit
Specs : 134x26x11, 296g
Date of loss : 1885, Sep 18
Place of loss : 15 mi off Manitowoc WI
Lake : Michigan
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : iron ore
Detail : She was bound Escanaba for Chicago when she foundered in a gale. Her crew escaped in her yawl.
The wreck was located in the early 1970ís.
Collided with the schooner LOUISA McDONALD and sank in 1880 off Door County, WI. Repaired in 1881.
Sources: bb,polk,nsp

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