The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Contest (Schooner), U4575, aground, 16 Apr 1897

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Kenosha, Wis., April 16. -- The three-masted schooner CONTEST went ashore here today just south of the government piers. Capt. E.B. Anderson, with a crew of three men aboard. A heavy sea was raging at the time, and all efforts to get a tow to the schooner in time to keep it off the beach were useless. The vessel is loaded with lumber and was bound for Racine, but the heavy winds blew it off to the south, and the attempt was made to make this port. The life-saving crew rescued the men from the vessel about an hour after it went ashore. Should the wind and waves keep up through the night the vessel will most likely go to pieces. The deckload of lumber is being washed off, and the vessel has filled with water and settled down so that at 8 o'clock it is not rolling much.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      April 17, 1897

NOTE:- This schooner CONTEST is dropped from the Merchant Vessel List, U. S. A. after 1896 ?

Schooner CONTEST. U. S. No. 4575. Of 96.98 tons gross; 92.14 tons net. Built Holland, Mich, 1863. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 101.0 x 21.0 x 6.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.58474 Longitude: -87.82119
William R. McNeil
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Contest (Schooner), U4575, aground, 16 Apr 1897