Horn's Pier, Wis., Oct. 9. -- The scow MILTON, owned by Fred Keickert, of Milwaukee, Captain C. Johnson, loaded with hardwood for P.J. Hibbard, at Jacksonport, bound for Milwaukee, and lying at anchor off the piers at Jacksonport during the blow of yesterday and today, parted her anchor chain about 1 o'clock this afternoon, and drifted on the reef south of Reynold's Pier. She lies in four feet of water, about 300 feet from shore. She has filled with water, and is pounding heavily on the rocks. The tug THOMAS SPEAR, of Sturgeon Bay, has gone to her assistance. It is thought now she is a total loss.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Sept./Oct., 1883
The MILTON of this port, parted her anchor and went on a reef near Jackon Port, this afternoon. She is in four feet of water, and will probably be a total loss, although tugs have gone to her. - Milwaukee Report.
Oct. 11, 1883
The wrecked MILTON was towed here today by the tug THOMAS SPEAR.
J. W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1883
Schooner MILTON. U. S. No. 50395. Of 130.85 tons gross; 123.84. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1867. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885