This article includes the remarkable story of Estonian refugees landing in Wilmington. Fifteen people, ten men and five women, completed a trip across the Atlantic in a mere 37-foot sloop. These individuals were fleeing invading Russian forces. The unknown author of this article spoke to the Captain of Roland for this story. Members aboard Roland had a fascinating journey to get to Wilmington including stops in Sweden, England, and Madeira Islands seeking refuge. The voyage across the Atlantic, from Madeira Islands to North Carolina, took 28 days under mostly sail power.