Rosabelle (1863)
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The Rosabelle was a small two masted schooner and was used to bring supplies to High Island for the House of David. It was 100 feet long, with a beam of 26 feet.
Final Voyage


The Rosabelle foundered in a storm east of Milwaukee in Lake Michigan. Some thought that she was involved in a collision, but the Coast Guard determined that she was not involved in a collision. She was later beached in order to salvage her lumber. "October 30, 1921: the schooner Rosabelle, loaded with lumber, left High Island bound for Benton Harbor and apparently capsized in a gale on Lake Michigan. She was found awash 42 miles from Milwaukee, with no sign of the crew. After she drifted to 20 miles from Kenosha, the Cumberland towed her into Racine harbor. A thorough search of the ship turned up no sign of the crew. She was purchased by H & M Body Corp., beached 100 feet offshore, and attempts were made to drag her closer to shore north of Racine. The corp. planned to remove her lumber."
 
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