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All twenty-four passengers aboard a Boston bound ship drown when she hits rocks outside the harbor

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11/03/1861 to 11/04/1861
The American ship Maritana sailed from Liverpool on September 13, 1861 with a small crew and twenty-four passengers aboard. After a six week voyage, she was approaching Boston Harbor and hit rocks. The vessel's boats were lost in the collision and although the people aboard were in sight of shore, the Maritana broke apart the next morning and the captain, most of the crew, and all of the passengers were drowned.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 231-232. 

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