The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur., 16 May, 1895

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That Capsized Schooner Located off North Point, near Racine

Racine, May 15. - The wreck of a vessel was located this morning two miles east of North Point by the life-saving crew. The wreck lies in ten fathoms of water, and the fore top-mast is out of water several feet. The main top-mast is broken off close to the masthead. Gaffs and booms are hanging to the rigging. They were formerly painted white, but are now black and dirty. Capt. Breckenfeldt believes that it is the wreck of a canal schooner, but found nothing that would show the identity of the boat. There was no wreckage in the vicinity, except that which was held by the rigging. The locality of the wreck is where the farmers saw a wreck go down Monday afternoon. Capt. Breckenfeldt has notified the government officials that the wreck is a danger to navigation. A tug went to the scene today to discover, if possible, the name of the boat.

Later. - The tug Gillen returned from the wreck to-night with the main and fore booms and the main gaff of the vessel. The booms were painted white, but where the paint was worn off by the waves it shows that they were painted a light brown formerly. The main boom has new cleats with one coat of white paint. To the booms are attached the torn sails. Most of the foresail is hanging from its boom, and the canvas is new, while the mainsail is old. Vessel men have as yet failed to identify the craft. The lake between Kenosha and Racine is covered with small boats, picking up the ties which are floating about.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur., 16 May, 1895