Richard Roe (1857)
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"According to the Manitowoc Tribune, when the Richard Roe was wrecked on 9/14/1868 while attempting to make the harbor, it was the first time a vessel had been wrecked within the harbor limits. About midnight, the Roe's captain decided the weather on the lake was too rough for a vessel the Roe's size, and attempted to enter Manitowoc harbor. In the darkness the schooner struck the south pier and went "head on the beach, where the sea soon broke her stern and all in, and left here a hopeless wreck."
 
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