The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Benicia Boy (Sloop), U2575, struck dock, 21 May 1883

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The Sloop BENICIA BOY, of Sackett's harbor, which went to pieces by pounding against the dock at Cape Vincent, was anchored near Carlton Island. She dragged her anchor and the crew finally got it up and made for the dock. She struck the dock with terrific force and immediately went to pieces. The Crew saved themselves by making "pier head" jumps. -- Oswego Palladium
      Marine Record
      June 2, 1883

Cape Vincent, N.Y., May 22. -- During last night's severe gale the sloop BENICIA BOY was driven ashore and sunk.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Srapbook, May 1883.

Sloop BENICIA BOY. U. S. No. 2575. Of 14.84 tons. Home port, Sackett's Harbor, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: struck dock
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.12783 Longitude: -76.333
William R. McNeil
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Benicia Boy (Sloop), U2575, struck dock, 21 May 1883