The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Roanoke (Schooner), U21299, aground, 1 Oct 1854

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Capt. Dickson of the Barque GREAT WEST reports to the Chicago papers that the schooner ROANOKE, of that port, went ashore near St.Joseph, on Tuesday night last.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, October 12, 1854

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MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE.---Capt. Hillbright, of the schooner ROANOKE, which went ashore during the late gale, and three of his crew were drowned on Saturday afternoon, under the following circumstances:-- Captain Hillbright, together with his crew, composed of six men, had taken a yawl boat, anchors, chains, etc., to repair the ROANOKE, and so get her off. The yawl boat was taken in to by the propeller R.H. FOSS, and was proceeding to where the schooner lay, when, by an unlucky accident the yawl capsized. Three of the men were saved by Capt. Keboe and his crew, but Capt. Hillbright and thre of his crew were drowned.
Captain Hillbright was about 45 years old, originally from the north of Ireland and for four years past, a resident of this city. His wife is now at Muskegan. --Chicago Dem.Press
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, October 20, 1854

Schooner ROANOKE. U. S. No. 21299. Of 119.85 tons. Home port, Racine, Wis.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: 4
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
William R. McNeil
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Roanoke (Schooner), U21299, aground, 1 Oct 1854