Final Resting Place
The ALGONQUIN was said to have been in service early in the year carrying lumber from a sawmill at Iron River to Superior, Wisconsin.
The schooner’s career ended when she suffered a fire in her cabin at the old Quebec Pier in Superior, Wisconsin in 1858.
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Publication showing two docks. Ogensburg Pier and Quebec Pier wehere the Algonquin sunk and pulled ashore
The ALGONQUIN was retired, and within few years her leaking old hulk was pulled into the cat tails nearby and abandoned on the easterly side of Quebec pier at Superior City.31
Wreck became a local landmark, older citizens began talking pieces of it for souvenirs. Parts of the historic craft were made into furniture, canes, letter-openers and other keepsakes.
Superior historian John A. Bardon reported in a 1932 Evening Telegram article that the ship had “entirely disappeared.”
Final resting place of the little schooner is buried in fill used to create bed for the railroad tracks leading into the Flour Company Dock.
Entering the first years of the 21st century newspaper article commented: The country is at risk of forgetting that his modest little schooner even existed. The grave of the old ALGONQUIN should be marked along with the site of the first commercial pier at the Head of the Lakes.
Sunset over Lake Superior