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Alliance (Schooner), aground, 2 Dec 1863


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Schooner ALLIANCE, cargo flour and oats, when towing into Oswego the towline parted and she drove ashore East of the piers. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864
      (Casualty List for 1863)

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      A Wreck :--- The schooner Alliance, Capt. Hamilton, of Toronto, with a cargo of flour and feed, consigned to B. Hagaman, of this city, while entering our harbor this morning in tow of a steam tug, soon after passing the piers parted her fastening to the tug, and was carried by the sea outside the east pier. Her sails having been lowered, she became unmanageable, and soon drifted on the rocks near the Fort, a heavy norwester blowing at the time, where she lies a perfect wreck. Her crew of eight men were got by means of a line from the shore. The vessel and cargo is an entire loss, but we learn is fully insured.
      Oswego Daily Palladium
      Wednesday, December 2, 1863

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The Board of Lake Underwriters report that the schooner ALLIANCE, of Toronto from Port Credit, laden with flour and mill feed, was driven ashore on Tuesday morning last at Oswego, below the East Pier.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, December 3, 1863

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      The Oswego Times says the schr. ALLIANCE, from Toronto, laden with oats, rye, &c., went ashore on the morning of the 2d. under the fort. She had got inside the harbor, and secured a tug. After being in the tow line broke, and the strong current carried her outside the piers.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 4, 1863 3-4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $7,000
Cargo: $4,500
Freight: flour & oats
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1863
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Local identifier:
McN.W.546
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Alliance (Schooner), aground, 2 Dec 1863