The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Elm City (Schooner), sunk, 23 Aug 1865

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The schooner ELM CITY cleared for Buffalo on Wednesday, laden with coal. Off North East she sprung a leak, and put back for this point. But after getting inside the harbor she became filled and went down in the channel. She can easily be got at and raised.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Saturday, August 26, 1865

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      The tug MARIA MELVIN, of Buffalo, arrived here Sunday, to assist in raising the schooner ELM CITY, sunk in the channel of our harbor, a short distance inside the entrance. The cargo, composed of coal, was being taken out yesterday, and it is expected that the schooner will be raised today, and probably taken to Buffalo for repairs.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Tuesday, August 29, 1865

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Raised
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Elm City (Schooner), sunk, 23 Aug 1865