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By The Numbers
Lives Lost
Depth (ft)
Final Voyage

On December 1, 1871 the scow-schooner Almira headed for Clay Banks for a load of wood to be delivered to Racine, Wisconsin. The small vessel was never seen again and was presumed to be lost in the gale that blew across Lake Michigan on December 2nd. It was thought that she had become stranded in ice, cut through, and gone to the bottom with all five aboard.
Service History

The Almira was a two masted, wooden scow-schooner built in 1849.

1849-1851 The Almira was enrolled at Cleveland, Ohio
1849, September 6 Ashore at Ashtabula, Ohio
1854-1955 Enrolled at Sandusky, Ohio
1856-1865 Enrolled at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1863, July 8 Dismasted and capsized on Lake Ontario, all hands lost
1871, December 2 Disappeared in a gale on Lake Michigan
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