The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Roanoke (Propeller), U21986, aground, 23 Jun 1893

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Milwaukee, June 24. - The iron steamer ROANOKE, owned by J. Pauley of Milwaukee, lies on a reef off Les Chenaux Island, near Detour Passage, full of water.
      The ROANOKE was en route to the island from Chicago for cedar. As the boat has no water bottom, and her plating is of wafer thinness, many consider her release problematical. She is uninsured.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      June 24, 1893

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      Detroit, June 26. - The wrecker FAVORITE arrived with the steamer ROANOKE this morning. One pump is keeping her free of water. The ROANOKE was ashore near Detour.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      June 28, 1893

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Steam screw ROANOKE, U. S. No. 21986. Of 423.59 tons gross; 263.67 tons net. Built Wilmington, Del., 1871. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 164.6 x 27.4 x 9.3 Of 713 Nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Roanoke (Propeller), U21986, aground, 23 Jun 1893