Chequamegon Point, WI (Lake Superior) Schooner LUCERNE Lost, Nov 1886


Ashland, Wis., Nov. 20 -- The bodies of the three men found lashed in the rigging of the ill-fated schooner Lucerne not being recognized and the coroner not ordering an inquest to be held they were buried today. The Lucerne left here with 13,000 tons of ore consigned to Tutle Ogleby & Co., Cleveland; 130 tons less than her usual cargo. Her canvas was all new and is said by vessel men here to have been of the staunchest vessels sailing the lakes.
She had on board a crew of nine men, none of whom have yet been found excepting the three dead ones tied to the rigging. It is thought she attempted to return here through the south channel, and the captain seeing he could not enter dropped the anchors, as her bow is pointing toward the lake. She is lying in three fathoms of water, one mile from the light house on Chequamegon Point and near the shore.
Tugs are now searching the beach in every direction in hopes of finding more bodies. Nothing was found on the bodies to identify them in the least.

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern Wisconsin 1886-11-20