This morning, a reader told me that a river survey team recently at work may have come upon the wreck of Young America. Sonar revealed the keel of the boat right where it went down in the channel near the lighthouse.
Three women who were passengers aboard Young America were drowned in the crash, and the mayor of Hudson, William S. Hallenbeck, was among those who had to be rescued from the sinking boat. The story of Young America, as told in contemporary newspaper accounts, is found in this Gossips post: "The Anniversary of a Tragedy."
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