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Commercial vessel bound for New York sinks off Cape Hatteras

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02/11/1860
The bark Germantown had left New Orleans on January 21, 1860 bound for New York.  Once turning north onto the eastern seaboard the vessel had battled heavy weather for six days before springing leaks in her hull.  Luckily, as she was about to sink off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the schooner Tillie out of Massachusetts appeared and took off the crew without loss.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
 Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 105.

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