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J. M. Allmendinger (Propeller), U76411, aground, 1895

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Steamer J.M. ALLMENDINGER, ashore 1895. Value $8,000.
      Lake Disasters of 1895
      Door County Advocate, Wis.
      Saturday, January 11, 1896
Wrecker Baker, of Detroit, is here for the purpose of examining the stranded steamer J.M. ALLMENDINGER , and if he finds her still in fail condition, to make arrangements for her release.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      June 17, 1896

      The steamer J.M. ALLMENDINGER, which was driven ashore fourteen miles north of Milwaukee late in 1895 and abandoned as a total loss, has at last gone to pieces and her timbers lie scattered along the beach. Not a vestige of the craft remains in sight at the point where she struck. From the time of her abandonment until well along in February the hull and upper works remained intact and conveyed the idea to some that the vessel might at some time be rescued. But the constant beating of heavy seas resulting from the prevailing easterly winds finally disintegrated the hull, and when the collapse came it was the most complete destruction, every vestige of the steamer being wiped out in a single night.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      May 12, 1897

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Steam screw J.M. ALLMENDINGER. U. S. No. 76411. Of 183.17 tons gross; 125.04 tons net. Built at Benton Harbor, Mich., in 1883. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 104.6 x 24.0 x 9.4 Of 175 mnominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel Lsit, U.S., 1895

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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J. M. Allmendinger (Propeller), U76411, aground, 1895