The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. B. C. F. M. (Schooner), U12978, sunk, 1 Jul 1900

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The old schooner A. B. C. F. M. has been taken out of drydock and is now moored a short distance from Broadway Bridge. She has been out of commission since July 1900. She sunk in the Kinnickinnie river, having sprung a leak. This was repaired, but it is probable she will be dismantled and abandoned.
      Marine Record
      October 23, 1901
Schooner A. B. C. F. M.* U.S. No. 12978. Of 143.72 gross tons; 136.54 tons net. Built at Milwaukee, Wis, in 1854. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 109.9 x 23.9 x 7.0
      Formerly schooner J. & A. STRONACH.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891
A sand scow has pumped the water out of the old schooner A. B. C. F. M. and she is once more afloat. The schooner is unfit for further service in the open waters of the lake and therefore a good canditate for the Jones Island beach.
      Milwaukee Sentinal ???
      October 16, 1901

This afternoon the steamer HULTON and schooner A. B. C. F. M. were placed in the stationary drydock at the west yard- the former for a new wheel and the latter for caulking sufficient to kep her afloat.
      Milwaukee Sentinal ???
      October 20, 1901


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A. B. C. F. M. (Schooner), U12978, sunk, 1 Jul 1900