|Countdown to the 450th: Vera Cruz Sinks|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Aug. 16, 1880
Vera Cruz sinks
The wooden ship Vera Cruz, sailing from New York City to Havana, sank off St Augustine in a northeaster. Over 200 passengers and crew perished; only 18 persons survived. For days bodies and cargo washed ashore.
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