Milwaukee, WI (Lake Michigan) Schooner ROSA BELLE Wreck, Oct 1921

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4 BELIEVED LOST IN WRECK ON MICHIGAN.

Milwaukee, Wis. -- The two-masted sailing vessel Rosa Belle of the House of David Benton Harbor, was found floating bottomside up in Lake Michigan, 42 miles east of Milwaukee, early Sunday. No trace of the crew of four was found. According to Capt. Carl Olson, U.S. Coast Guard, the vessel probably sprang a leak, swamped and rolled over. There was no storm and no signs of collision.

Benton Harbor, Mich. -- The schooner Rosa Belle wrecked in Lake Michigan, left High Island last Friday, carrying a load of lumber. She is understood to have had nine men aboard. At the House of David, owners of the vessel, it was said.

Capital Times Madison Wisconsin 1921-10-31

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LITTLE OR NO HOPE HELD OUT FOR ROSA BELLE CREW.

(By Associated Press)
Kenosha -- The steamer Cumberland has the schooner Rosa Belle of Benton Harbor, which capsized off Milwaukee, in tow two miles off Kenosha this morning and it is expected that it will be towed into Milwaukee. No reports have been received here as to the fate of the crew of the vessel.

(By Associated Press)
Racine, Wis. -- Captain ERHARDT GEISE and his crew of nine men are believed to have perished when the Rosa Belle capsized 35 miles northeast of this city.
The crew of the Ann Arbor car ferry No. 4 discovered the vessel, bottom up, but the crew was missing. The schooner cleared from High Island last Friday with a load of lumber and wood. At first it was believed that the boat had sprung a leak and filled and then capsized, but later information indicates that the ship was rammed by one of the large iron ore freight steamers and that perhaps the crew was taken on board the larger boat.

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