Henry Norton (1834)
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The wooden two masted schooner Henry Norton was built in 1834 by Lind in Richmond, Ohio. The vessel was valued at $ 1,200 in 1863 and rated for insurance at C2. Mainly in the lumber trade between Green Bay and Chicago but also carried grain.

November 1841: During a gale the Henry Norton was driven ashore at Milwaukee.

September 1842: Ashore near Milwaukee.

May 1843: Damaged in a squall on Lake Michigan.

March 1845: Rebuilt.

May 1846: Ashore on Lake Michigan near Menominee, Michigan.

March 1849: Wrecked at Chicago piers, raised and repaired.

1851: Aground at Chicago, later released and repaired.

April 1853: Ashore at Oconto Point repaired at Milwaukee.

December 1855: Ashore at Milwaukee

Last Document Of Enrollment: 4/07/1863: Milwaukee: surrender unknown.
Final Voyage

September 11, 1863. "The top-sail schooner Henry Norton, bound for this port (Green Bay) after lumber for Kirby, Carpenter, and Co., went ashore on Pilot Island in the late blow. Vessel and cargo are a total loss, but all the crew were saved. Jos. Wise and Kirby, Carpenter, & Co., were losers upon the cargo." Green Bay Advocate 10/01/1863.
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