Wreck of the Vernon
Wreck of the Vernon

Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Photo by A. Louise Myers. www.marbleorchard.com

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Wreck of the Vernon

Pioneer Rest Cemetery

Two Rivers, Wisconsin


Buried here are the bodies of eight crewmembers of the Steamer Vernon, which sunk off Two Rivers in a violent storm of Oct. 28-29, 1887. Forty-four 

persons were aboard the vessel. Only one, a stoker, survived. He suffered mental impairment and was commited to a mental hospital until he died.