Quite a number of Lake Ontario vessel owners have become so completely discouraged this season that they have sent their boats down on salt water to engage in the coasting trade. Last week the schooner A.J. McBRIER left Sodus for Prince Edward Island and loaded a cargo of potatoes for Baltimore, Md. She will not return to the lakes this year, but will trade along the coast as far south as Florida. The schooner PLOWBOY has also gone from Lake Ontario to Baltimore, and will go into the coasting business on Chesapeake Bay.
Saginaw Courier, Saginaw, Mich.
November 6, 1885
NAME: A. J. McBRIER
OFFICIAL NO: 106305
GROSS: 111.33 (1885
YEAR BUILT: 1884
STATE: n. y.
HOME PORT: Wilson, N.Y. (1885
YEARS LISTED: 1885
Schooner A.J. McBRIER. U. S. No. 106305. Of 111 gross tons. Built Wilson, N.Y., 1884 Built by R.H. Sweet. First a schooner then a steam screw. 95 x 23.4 x 7.2 Burnt Green Bay, Wis., 1907
Herman Runge Notes
Port Hope, Nov. 6 - The schr. A.J. McBRIER, loaded with lath and bound from Alpena to Sandusky, stranded last night during the westerly gale 4 miles west of this place. The Pt. au Barques life-saving crew went to her in response to the signals of distress and took off the captain and his family and the crew, 10 persons in all, and brought them here this morning. The schooner may be saved if the gale does not shift to the northwest. The vessel is owned by her captain, J. Jones, and is not insured. The cargo of lath was owned by Bennett Bros. of Sandusky and insured.
Buffalo Morning Express
November 7, 1896 3-2
Schooner A.J. McBRIER. U. S. No. 106305. Of 111.33 gross tons; 105.76 tons net. Built Wilson, N.Y., 1884. Home port, Wilson, N.Y. 95.0 x 23.0 x 7.2
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE:-- later a steam screw.
Steam screw A.J. McBRIER. U. S. No. 106305. Of 111 gross tons; 80 tons net tons net. Built Wilson, N.Y., 1884. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 95.0 x 23.0 x 7.2 Dredge service. Crew of 5
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
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Steam Screw A.J. McBRIER. U. S. No. 106305. Of 111 tons gross. Built 1884. On May 10, 1907 vessel burned at Maxon Mill, Georgian Bay, Ont., with four persons on board. No lives lost.
Loss of American Vessels reported During Fiscal Year, 1907