The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Signet (yacht), scuttled ?, 5 Oct 1897

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      Police Investigating Sinking of Yacht SIGNET.
      Bert McCray of 264 Carolina Street, one of the owners of the Yacht SIGNET called on Supt. Bull yesterday morning, and informed him that the yacht had been scuttled and damaged to a considerable extent, and asked that the guily person or persons be arrested. Two young men are suspected of doing the work, and the police of the Niagara Street Station are making a thorough investigation.
      The owners of the yacht are members of the Buffalo Yacht Club and recently purchased the SIGNET. The boat is one of the largest on the lake, and lies at anchor near the club house. A few weeks ago two young men were found sleeping in the cabin of the SIGNET early in the morning and they were arrested by the police of the Niagara Street Station. They explained their presence on the boat as being a result of a longed for sleep after an all day's sail, and not caring to bother to go ashore. They were released from custody.
      They were angry, however, because of their arrest, and the owners of the yacht think they have taken revenge by boring a hole in the bottom of the SIGNET. Special Hayes of the Niagara Street Station is at work on the case.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, October 6, 1897 7 - 6

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Reason: scuttled ?
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Remarks: Raised ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Signet (yacht), scuttled ?, 5 Oct 1897