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|Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
NEW YORK — A 120-foot-tall schooner ran aground and got stuck in shallow waters near the Statue of Liberty on Saturday afternoon, officials said. No injuries were reported and the 121 tourists on board were ferried in small boats to a lower Manhattan marina.
The Clipper City, a 158-foot-long steel-hulled boat that has six sails, two topsails and two steel masts, “hit something soft, like mud or a shoal” and ran aground off Liberty Island just after 1 p.m., said Thomas Berton, owner of Manhattan by Sail, which operates the tall tourist ship.
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