Pride (1866)
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Service History

The wooden two masted schooner Pride was built in Black River, Ohio by Henry D. Root in 1866. Her official registry number was 19681 and she was rated B1 and valued at $3,500 in 1874 by the Board of Lake Underwriters.

Last Document of Enrollment: Surrendered: Milwaukee 8/21/1899: "Total Loss.".
Final Voyage

"The Pride, lying at anchor in Egg harbor, was poised on a northwesterly heading when a fierce northeast gale struck. The vessel attempted to swing around her anchor to face the storm, but she was too slow and was caught broadside by a wave which overturned her. So violent was the capsizing that her masts actually became inbedded in the mud bottom. The captain managed to escape unharmed, but his son was trapped and drowned in the cabin. Efforts by the Sturgeon Bay Lifesaving Service to recover his body were unsuccessful."

The Pride was later salvaged by Leathem and Smith who took her to Sturgeon Bay and sank her at the south end of Dunlap Reef.
Today

The wreckage of the Pride lie in about 40 feet of water and is broken and scattered on the north end of Washington island.
 
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