Scow SINAI, beached 2 miles north of Frankfort, Lake Michigan.
November ?, 1873
Schooner scow SINAI. Official U. S. No. 22575. Built Detroit, Mich., 1863, by James M. Jones, a two masted vessel of 139.00 tons, 93.2 x 24.6 x 8.6. Lost by 1874.
Herman Runge Notes
OFFICIAL NO: 22575
GROSS: 139.90 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
HOME PORT: Milwaukee, WI (Pre-list; 1869); Pentwater, MI (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873); Milwaukee, WI
(1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878.
NOTES: Listed as lost in 1875.
"WM. V. CASWELL, lumber commission merchant, Marine Block, was born in the Village of Chippewa, Canada, July 4, 1836; came to Milwaukee with his parents in 1841, and when only a boy went sailing with his father; worked as a ship carpenter and caulker for several years, and in 1862 was admitted as a partner with his father in the lumber business; closed out the business in 1869, and in 1871 took charge of the schooner "Sinai," of which he was part owner, engaged in the lumber trade, and sailed her till 1873, when she was lost at Point Betsy, east shore of Lake Michigan. He commenced the lumber commission business in the Marine Block in 1876; deals in pine and hardwood lumber, wood and bark railroad ties, cedar posts and telegraph poles by the cargo; handles from $80,000 to $100,000 worth of stock annually. Residence, No. 693 North Second street."
Source: History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Western Historical Company, Chicago; A.T. Andreas Proprietor, 1881, pg. 1504
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