Amboy

(storm, 1905)

amboyThe Amboy, originally called the Helena, was a three-masted schooner built in 1874 for the Cleveland Transportation Company. After sinking in 1891, it was refitted as a towbarge by the Milwaukee Tug Boat Company in 1892. The Amboy is historically significant for its association with the iron-ore industry of the Great Lakes. In addition, it is significant for its association with one of the most historic storms known to the Great Lakes, the Mataafa Storm of 1905. The remains of the Amboy were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

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