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Heavy gale off the Florida Panhandle destroys two Union naval sailing barks

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05/29/1863
A severe gale hit the Union moorings in St. George Sound, southwest of Tallahassee, Florida. The 368 ton sailing bark, U.S.S. Amanda, with eight guns and a crew of seventy-one, was driven ashore near Dog Island and wrecked.  Unable to be refloated, she was stripped her of her guns and supplies and burned.  The coal tender Andrew Manderson was also wrecked nearby.  No casualties were reported. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
W. Craig Gaines, Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2008), p. 38.
"Important from Key West: A Severe Gale on the Florida Coast," New York Times, June 17, 1863, p. 5. 

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