Thursday, January 29, 2009

Manitowoc County shipwreck listed in National Register of Historic Places

Herald Times Reporter • January 28, 2009

MADISON — The Wisconsin Historical Society has announced the listing of two Lake Michigan shipwrecks, the Lumberman (Milwaukee County) and the Continental (Manitowoc County) in the National Register of Historic Places.

The remains of the schooner Lumberman lie in 55 feet of water four miles east of Oak Creek. Built in 1862 in the remote, frontier shipyard of Allyne Litchfield in Blendon’s Landing, Mich., the Lumberman was built specifically for transportation of lumber products. The three-masted, double centerboard schooner sank in a fast-moving storm on April 6, 1893. [Full Story]

Source: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

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