Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Briefs: 15 Children Rescued from Schooner That Ran Aground

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Nation Briefs: 15 Children Rescued from Schooner That Ran Aground

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Children rescued after schooner accident

The Coast Guard has rescued 15 children among other passengers from a schooner that ran aground off Connecticut. The 126-foot schooner Alabama had 15 children, two adult chaperones and five crew members aboard when it ran aground near the mouth of the Mystic River on Sunday evening. A New London-based Coast Guard crew transferred the passengers to the Noank Shipyard in Groton. No injuries were reported.

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