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Merchant ship wrecked off Long Island, New York with no survivors amongst its crew

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02/20/1858
The 1,400 ton New Bedford based merchant ship John Milton loaded with guano from the Peruvian coast, foundered in a blinding snowstorm off the east end of Long Island, New York. The captain, Ephraim Harding, his teenage son, and the thirty man crew all drown; only twenty-four bodies were recovered. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859) 367.

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