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Young America (Propeller), U27515, aground, 1 Oct 1873

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The prop. YOUNG AMERICA became disabled and went ashore Monday noon, 2 miles west of Yate's pier, Lake Ontario. She had 150 passengers on board, but no lives were lost. The vessel will probably be got off with her cargo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 22, 1873 3-6

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Yesterday a call was made for steam pumps from this city to aid in raising the stm. YOUNG AMERICA, ashore near Yates Pier, Lake Ontario.
      Later - Two pumps are now loaded on the tug GEO. MAYTHAM ready to start.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 25, 1873 3-4

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The tug GEORGE MAYTHAM, with two steam pumps, Saturday started to the relief of the prop. YOUNG AMERICA, ashore near Yates' Pier, Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 27, 1873 4-3

The attempts to raise the stm. YOUNG AMERICA, ashore at Yate's Pier, has proved unsuccessful. Four steam pumps failed to raise her. The tug MAYTHAM with 2 steam pumps from this port, is said to be enroute home.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 3, 1873 3-5

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The stm. YOUNG AMERICA has been stripped of everything moveable, and the present undertaking of raising abandoned. She lays good, but it is feared if permitted to remain where she is through the winter she would likely be broken up. We understand there will be an opportunity for some wrecking company to take the job of raising her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 6, 1873 3-5

Steam screw YOUNG AMERICA. U. S. No. 27515. Of 359 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1853. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION. -- Stranded Oak Orchard, N.Y., September 2, 1874.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle -- Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.37506 Longitude: -78.38891
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Young America (Propeller), U27515, aground, 1 Oct 1873