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Young America (Schooner), U27508, aground, 28 Oct 1875

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Capt. Drury of the schr. YOUNG AMERICA reached here by rail yesterday afternoon and reported his vessel ashore and sunk at Dunkirk. She was struck by the gale early yesterday morning, whie riding at anchor in the harbor, and commenced to drag and drift shoreward. The revenue cutter PERRY tried to assist her but failed on account of the high wind. The vessel finally reached the shore where she pounded heavily and sunk. All on board reached the shore in safety. The tug COMPOUND with Capt. Dimick, Marine Inspector, went to her assistance this morning.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 28, 1875 3-5

The expedition which went to the rescue of the YOUNG AMERICA, ashore at Dunkirk, has commenced operations and was progressing favorably with its work, according to the latest advices. The high wind blowing this morning is likely to cause a suspension of work.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 30, 1875 3-5

The tug DAYTON left for Dunkirk last evening with another steam pump to work on the schr. YOUNG AMERICA, sunk at that place. The vessel, according to reports, is in a bad condition, and it is considered doubtful if she can be rescued. Her cabin is gone and appearances indicate that her back is broken. Capt. Dimick will, however do his best to get her afloat again.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 2, 1875 3-5

The schr. YOUNG AMERICA, which recently ran ashore and sunk at Dunkirk, arrived in port yesterday afternoon in tow of the tug COMPOUND, and was immediately run into the Union Drydock. She had a big hole in her stern which was covered with canvas. A survey will be held to ascertain the full extent of her injuries.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 6, 1875 3-6

      A survey held on the schr. YOUNG AMERICA, and the amount estimated to put her in good shape places at $5,100.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 16, 1875 3-6

Schooner YOUNG AMERICA. U. S. No. 27508. Of 242.99 tons gross; 230.85 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 129.0 x 25.0 x 10.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Young America (Schooner), U27508, aground, 28 Oct 1875