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William Young (Schooner), U26230, sunk, 11 Oct 1891

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The barge WILLIAM YOUNG in tow of the steamer NASHUA is reported foundered near Mackinaw Island yesterday. The barge's crew were saved. The YOUNG was of 413 tons register and rated A 2 in the Inland Lloyds. She was valued at $11,000, and owned by the Pawme Boat Company.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, October 6, 1891

Racine Oct. 10. - The NASHUA arrived at her destination, Racine, but with only 1 of the 3 barges she had in tow when she left Buffalo. She started with the NEWSBOY, PARSONS and WM. YOUNG in tow. The PARSONS foundered off Fairport and the YOUNG in the Straits. The canvas and the rigging of the YOUNG were saved. Capt. Miller of the NASHUA, reports it a terrible trip all around.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 11, 1891 2-1

      Capt. D.B. Millen of Detroit, owner of the barge WILLIAM YOUNG, which foundered in the Straits a short time ago, had $3,000 insurance on her. She had a cargo of about 600 tons of coal.
      The Marine Review
      October 22, 1891

      The steamer BLANCHARD struck an obstruction off Waugoshance last week that is thought to be the wreck of the schooner WILLIAM YOUNG, which foundered in that locality a short time ago.
The Marine Review
      October 29, 1891

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Schooner WILLIAM YOUNG. U. S. No. 26230. Of 342.66 tons gross; 325.53 tons net. Built Madison, O., 1863. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 139.2 x 26.4 x 12.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

The remains of WILLIAM YOUNG was recently found in the Straits of Mackinac, almost under the bridge. Identified from her still-visible official number, [ 26230]. She was carrying coal.

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William Young (Schooner), U26230, sunk, 11 Oct 1891