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