A.B.C.F.M. (American Baptist Council Foreign Mission) (1854)
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The A.B.C.F.M.
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Service History

The wooden schooner A.B.C.F.M. (American Baptist Council Foreign Mission) was originally built as the J&A Stonach. She was renamed the American Baptist Council Foreign Mission on October 10, 1881. As the A.B.C.F.M. she was used as a traveling gospel ship. This was a "floating church" that would travel to various port towns delivering their message of their faith. Prior to being a floating bethel, she was used as a lumber carrier.
Final Voyage

The A.B.C.F.M. was abandoned in the Kinnickinnic River, one of three major rivers that flows into the Milwaukee Harbor, in July of 1900. During the summer of 1902, she was towed out into Lake Michigan and scuttled off of Milwaukee.
Today

The A.B.C.F.M. has not yet been found. It was scuttled off the coast of Milwaukee, but still may yet be found.
 
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