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Jan. 10, 1926

Prinz Valdemar overturned in the Miami shipping channel, Jan. 10, 1926 (State Archives of Florida)
- Prinz Valdemar overturned in the Miami shipping channel, Jan. 10, 1926 (State Archives of Florida)

Jan. 10, 1926

A 241-foot steel-hulled schooner named Prinz Valdemar flips on its side and blocks the Miami shipping channel. Ships are unable to leave or enter the harbor for nearly a month. The unexpected closure and a subsequent hurricane in September hasten the end of Miami’s 1920s real estate boom.

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