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Steamboat with a cargo of sugar and coffee snags and sinks on the Mississippi

Vicksburg, circa 1863
01/22/1861
The four-year old, 658 ton, 256 feet long, side-wheel steamboat Cora Anderson snagged and sank in the Mississippi River at Eagle Bend, approximately forty miles above Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was carrying a cargo of 600 hogsheads of sugar and 400 sacks of coffee, all of which were lost. No injuries or loss of life were reported, however. The vessel was salvaged but sank again the following June on Lake Providence, Louisiana. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
W. Craig Gaines, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2008), 62.

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