Schooner Nelson

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Built 1866 by Ellsworth and Davidson, Milwaukee, WI

The Nelson was lost during a heavy spring gale off Grand Marais Michigan, May 13 1899.
Battling heavy seas while in tow of the steamer Alex Folsom her tow line parted when attempting to make the safety of Whitefish Bay.
The coal laden Nelson plunged to the bottom taking all but one of her ten person crew.
Recently discovered by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society ( GLSHS ) she lies remarkably intact in 200 feet of water.

Illustration by Robert McGreevy from data provided by the GLSHS

199 X 32.5 X 11.9