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Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Wreck of the Lottie Cooper

A three-masted schooner sunk in a gale on April 9, 1894, and was only discovered when a later generation dug a marina -- which is where the decrepit remains are now on display.

Harbor Center Marina

821 Broughton Dr., Sheboygan, WI
Harbor Center Marina. I-43 exit 126. East on Hwy 23 into Sheboygan and then follow the signs to the Harbor Marina.
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Wreck of the Lottie Cooper.

Wreck of the Lottie Cooper

Free parking; bathrooms nearby; nice beach and some playgrounds are a bit further down the road.

[NK, 08/10/2014]

Oct. 2015: Photo added.

Wreck of the Lottie Cooper.

Lottie Cooper Shipwreck

In April of 1896 the three-masted schooner Lottie Cooper was wrecked just off Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in a roaring gale. The wreckage was found buried in Sheboygan Harbor during the construction of the Harbor Marina. The wreckage was recovered and is now on display on Sheboygan's lake front.

Numerous signs and drawings give the visitor a view of what a 19th century lake schooner was like. The display, the only one of it kind on the Great Lakes, is outdoors and free! From I-43 take Hwy 23 into Sheboygan and then follow the signs to the Harbor Marina.

[William Wangemann, 07/08/1998]

Oct. 2011: Photo added.

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