The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Roanoke (Propeller), U21986, sunk, 1 Aug 1891

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Chicago, Aug. 10. -- A report is current that the steamer ROANOKE bound from Menomonee to Chicago with lumber, struck a reef in Green bay and sank in deep water. The vessel is owned by J. H. Pauley of Milwaukee, and fully insured with Crosby & Macdonald. The ROANOKE is an iron boat, was built at Wilmington, Del, and brought up the lakes. She is of 431 tons register, and is rated A 2, with a value of $28,000 in the Inland Lloyds.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, August 10, 1891
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The wreckers are having a very unlucky time with the small iron steamer ROANOKE which sunk in Lake Michigan recently, and which they have so far been unable to get clear of water. The wrecking bill will be $5,000 or $6,000 which will far exceed the expense of repairs.
      Cleveland Leader
      August 30, 1891 7-5

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      The steamer ROANOKE has been raised and docked. Her injuries are not serious.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, September 11, 1891

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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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Roanoke (Propeller), U21986, sunk, 1 Aug 1891