• June 20, 2021

When ‘the first black boat’ went into service

PONTIAC, Mich.— A pioneer craft that was first to sail across the Atlantic Ocean and bring the first African-American men to the West Coast in 1821 is set to be auctioned off for $5 million.The 1821 Pioneer Day Boat, a black sailboat, will be on display in Poconos Historical Museum until March 13, and the…

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