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Young America (Propeller), U27515, sunk, 18 Jul 1854

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YOUNG AMERICA Propeller, struck a rock in the St.Lawrence River and sunk, loaded with corn. Property loss $20,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      DISASTER ON THE St. lAWRENCE. - We learn from the Oswego Palladium, of the 19th, that the propeller YOUNG AMERICA, Capt. Bancroft, ran on a rock, yesterday afternoon, at Alexandria, and larboard bow immediately sunk in several feet of water. Her stern still hangs upon the rock. The extent of damage done is not yet known, but in all probility the damage will prove to be a severe one. She had on board 12,000 bushels of corn, from Chicago for Montreal. Cargo insured in the Northwestern.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, July 24, 1854

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      We understand that a portion or all of the woodlard furniture, &c., have been taken from the propeller YOUNG AMERICA, at Alexandria Bay. The clerk of the steamer CATARACT informs us that John Oades, of French Creek, has made a contract to raise the propeller for $4,000. He has commenced operations on Monday. -- Oswego Palladium, 24th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, July 25, 1854

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      ARRIVAL OF THE PROPELLER "YOUNG AMERICA".---The propeller YOUNG AMERICA, Capt. Bancroft, which ran on the rocks some time since at Alexandria Bay, with a cargo of corn, made her appearance in port this afternoon, looking as nice and clean as a new craft. By invitation of Capt. Bancroft, we went aboard of her, and examined her from stem to stern. She was repaired by J. Oades, of French Creek, and this is a good guarantee that the work has been done well. Her upper deck forward, and a portion of her cabin are entirely new. A new keelson has also been put in, and we understand some $5,000 has been expended in fitting her for sea. -- Oswego Palladium
      the Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, September 30, 1854

Steam screw YOUNG AMERICA. U. S. No. 27515. Of 359 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1853. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION. -- Stranded Oak Orchard, N.Y., September 2, 1874.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle -- Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.33588 Longitude: -75.91773
William R. McNeil
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Young America (Propeller), U27515, sunk, 18 Jul 1854