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The Roanoke is setting sail, probably for the first time, off the mouth of the Kennebec River.
This vessel was the largest wooden square-rigger built in the U.S. It had a wooden hull, weighed 3,539 gross tons, was a sailing vessel, and had a register length of 311.2 feet.
She was built in 1892 and owned by A. Sewall & Co. of Bath, and used to carry cargoes around Cape Horn until being lost by fire at New Caledonia, August 10, 1905.
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