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Young America (Brig), U27508, collision, 1 Sep 1855

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YOUNG AMERICA Brig, and Brig ALLEGHANEY collide on L. E., the ALLEGHANEY, with a cargo of coal a Total loss, the YOUNG AMERICA damaged forward. Property loss for both vessels $6,500 cargo $1,500.
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

LOSS OF THE BRIG ALLEGANY. -- The vessel reported by us on Saturday as having been sunk off the Clay Banks, proves to be the brig ALLEGANY, owned by Gen. Reed, of Erie, and bound from that port to Mackinaw with a cargo of 350 tons of coal. She was sunk by collision with the brig YOUNG AMERICA, bound to this port from Chicago. The latter sustained considerable damage, and has been taken to Malden to refit. The ALLEGANY, it is supposed, will prove a total loss. No insurance on vessel or cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, September 17, 1855

Schooner YOUNG AMERICA. U. S. No. 27508. Of 242.99 tons gross; 230.85 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 129.0 x 25.0 x 10.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Young America (Brig), U27508, collision, 1 Sep 1855