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America (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1880

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Milwaukee Sentinel, -- Captains of vessels arriving from Clay Banks report that the topmasts of some sunken vessel, supposed to be the AMERICA, which was sunk by collision last year, are projecting out of the water, about three miles due Southeast of Clay Banks' piers. One of the spars projects above the surface about ten feet, and the other not more than one foot. The wreck is a dangerous obstruction to navigation, and cannot be seen during stormy weather. There is no doubt that it is the wreck of the AMERICA, as her spars were visible at that point last season. An effort to have the dangerous obstruction removed will probably be made at once, and it was understood yesterday that a petition for that purpose will be circulated at once.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, July 26, 1881

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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America (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1880