Emily A. Roelofson (1854)
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September 1855: The three masted bark Emily A. Roelofson was wrecked on a reef in Green Bay six miles from Eagle Harbor while bound from Oconto to Chicago with a load of lumber. After being stripped, she remained where she was until September 1862, when she was raised by Caleb Harrison and towed to Bailey's Harbor. The Emily A. Roelofson spent the winter there and was then taken to Milwaukee in 1863 to be rebuilt. She was first moored (actually setting on the river bottom) in the Milwaukee River just below the Huron Street bridge, much to the annoyance of local businessmen because the vessel seriously endangered navigation of the river. Finally, a tug was obtained to take her to the Oneida Street Bridge; more precisely, the dry dock.just above the bridge. Apparently, the vessel was never rebuilt and was abandoned in the Milwaukee River near the dry dock above the Oneida Street Bridge.
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The three masted wooden bark was built in Buffalo, New York by the George S. Weeks shipyard in the winter and spring of 1854. The bark was intended for the lumber trade.

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