The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Young America (Schooner), U27508, collision, 1 Sep 1871

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Schooner YOUNG AMERICA, collided with the propeller HACKETT at Port Huron; Port Huron; former damaged.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      COLLISIONS FROM CARELESS ANCHORING. - In consequence of a number of vessels anchoring in the St. Clair Rapids, a few nights since, a wholesale collision took place. It seems that the propeller HACKETT ran into the schooners YOUNG AMERICA and QUEEN OF THE LAKES, damaging them both severely. The scow MAID OF THE MIST, which was also anchored in an exposed situation, was run into by the bark J.G. MASTEN and sunk. The weather was smoky at the time.
      Buffao Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, September 13, 1871

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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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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Young America (Schooner), U27508, collision, 1 Sep 1871