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May Breeze (Scow), U50337, abandoned, 29 Apr 1881

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Port Notes. -- The old hulk of the scow MAY BREEZE is to be gotten out of the way in the river bed in order to make room for the new iron vessel to be built this summer.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, April 29, 1881

The scow MAY BREEZE, which has been sunk at the head of the river bed, was towed into the lake yesterday. Her stern was raised by two pile drivers, and the tugs JAMES AMSDENS and PETER SMITH towed her out.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, May 13, 1881

Scow MAY BREEZE.* U. S. No. 50337. Of 65.48 tons. Home port, Cleveland, Oh.
      * Noted as lost or otherwise out of service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
Schooner Scow MAY BREEZE. U. S. No. 50337. Of 65 tons gross. Built Algonac, Mich., 1853
      Herman Runge List

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
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May Breeze (Scow), U50337, abandoned, 29 Apr 1881