The Scow Schooner <i>Success</i> | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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The Scow Schooner Success

The Scow Schooner <i>Success</i> | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Archaeological overhead view site plan of the scow schooner <i>Success</i>. Labels indicate various parts of the ship that remain and how much of the wreck remains buried under sand. At the bottom right is a map scale.
DESCRIPTION
Archaeological overhead view site plan of the scow schooner Success. Labels indicate various parts of the ship that remain and how much of the wreck remains buried under sand. At the bottom right is a map scale.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:120462
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Thomsen, Tamara
City:Whitefish Bay
County:Door
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Maritime Preservation and Archeology Program Collection
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1509000062
Original Dimensions:3300 X 2100 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Late in the evening on 22 November 1896, Success arrived at Whitefish Bay to pick up a load of lumber for Christen Olson, her former owner. A southwest gale was building and the Success untied from the pier to wait out the storm at anchor. By Thanksgiving day, the 26th, the storm had worsened, and she had began leaking so badly her pumps were unable to keep up. A distress signal was displayed and shortly thereafter, she slipped her cables and was driven ashore. All the shipwreck victims were rescued, the cargo later salvaged but the vessel was a total loss. Over the winter, Success' hull was broken by the ice and covered by sand before her machinery or rigging could be salvaged. Partially covered by sand in Whitefish Bay, 500 feet south of Whitefish Dunes State Park, the Success is now laying in eight feet of water. Nearly all of her hull structure, artifacts, and some rigging, remain intact beneath the sand. To learn more visit the Wisconsin Shipwrecks website.
SUBJECTS
Ships
Archaeology
Signs and symbols
Cargo ships
Marine accidents

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