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York State (Schooner), U27514, aground, 1886

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Late last fall the schooner YORK STATE was released from the rocks in Georgian Bay, and afterwards thoroughly rebuilt at Collingwood. On reaching Chicago the custon officers collected repair duties amounting to $713. The money was paid under protest.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. June 9, 1887

      Late last fall the schr. YORK STATE was wrecked in Georgian Bay. She was released and taken to Collingwood, where she was thoroughly rebuilt. Collector Seeberger of Chicago collected $713 duties on the repairs. J.H. Skeels, owner of the vessel has appealed to the Treasury Dept., asking that the money be refunded.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 14, 1887 1-10

Schooner YORK STATE. U. S. No. 27514. Of 303.07 tons gross; 287.92 tons net. Built Ashtabula, O., 1869. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 134.0 x 28.0 x 11.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.515555 Longitude: -81.070277
William R. McNeil
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York State (Schooner), U27514, aground, 1886