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Phoenix Tragedy 1847, The
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 43° 45.857 W 087° 41.749
16T E 443993 N 4845928
Quick Description: The Phoenix Tragedy Marker in North Point Park, Sheboygan
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:19:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM1X54
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
Views: 42

Long Description:
On November 21, 1847, one of the most tragic shipwrecks in Great Lakes' history occurred five miles off Lake Michigan's shore within sight of this location. The steamship Phoenix carrying over 225 passengers, including 175 Dutch immigrants intending to settle in the Sheboygan area, burned to the water line after a fire broke out on board. Fewer than 45 passengers and crew survived the tragedy.
County: Sheboygan

Location: Park

MarkerID: 428

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