The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Raleigh (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1869

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RALEIGH Schooner, cargo wheat, ashore in Portage Bay, Lake Michigan; a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

The schr. RALEIGH, with a cargo of grain from Milwaukee for Oswego, went ashore at Portage Bay, on the west shore of Lake Michigan, on the last ultimo. She is a total loss, but her outfit will be saved. She was built at Cleveland in 1848, by Messrs. Sanford & Moses, and received large repairs in 1861. She rates B1, and measures 212(?) tons. Her value is $7,000 and she is owned by Capt. McElliott, who sailed her, and Mr. Richard of Chicago. Her hull is insured in the Republic for $5,000 and her cargo for $15,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 11, 1869 3-3

We understand that the statements of Capt. McElligott in releation to the loss of the RALEIGH are so unsatisfactory that the underwriters fell warranted in instituting a thorough investigation of the circumstances connected with the disaster. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 15, 1869 3-4

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Reason: aground
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.74387 Longitude: -86.52236
William R. McNeil
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Raleigh (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1869