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Sheboygan in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Phoenix Tragedy

1847

 
 
The <i>Phoenix </i>Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. The Phoenix Tragedy Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1999 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 428.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 45.859′ N, 87° 41.754′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is on Broughton Drive 0.2 miles east of Barrett Street. Touch for map. Marker is along Lake Michigan at North Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sheboygan WI 53081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schooner Gallinipper (within shouting distance of this marker); North Point /Sheboygan Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bustling Shipyards (approx. mile away); Heroic Seamen
The <i>Phoenix </i>Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. The Phoenix Tragedy Marker
(approx. mile away); Fiery Passage (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Home Fleet (approx. 0.9 miles away); Seils–Sterling Circus (approx. 1.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheboygan.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers regarding Wisconsin Dutch settlers.
 
Also see . . .  The Phoenix Horror Of 1847. (Submitted on June 24, 2010.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
The <i>Phoenix </i>Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. The Phoenix Tragedy Marker
The <i>Phoenix </i>Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. The Phoenix Tragedy Marker
The marker is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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