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Albion (Schooner), aground, 12 Nov 1852

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ALBION Schooner (Br.), beached in Toronto Harbor, cargo goods, no particulars, estimated property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Dec. 25, 1852 (casualty list)
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      The gale subsided on Saturday, so as to admit of vessels leaving port with safety. The vessels on shore outside our harbor, are, the brig EBERTS of Chatham, fully laden with merchandise; the schooner MOBILE of Sackett's Harbor, partially laden with merchandise; and the schooner ALBION of Oakville, fully laden with merchandise. We wish to correst a statement in the Daily Colonist of Saturday, to the effect that the Captain of the ALBION "was unacquainted with the channel entering the harbor." We are since informed, that Captain McGriffin has been on the lake for upwards of fifteen years, the greater part of which
time he has been in the employment of Mr. Alex Proudfoot, of Trafalgar, the owner of the ALBION, and also several other vessels; and there is not on the lakes, a Captain better acquainted with the navigation, or with the entrance of the harbor of Toronto. We regret to state, that the ALBION was not insured. The MOBILE was the first vessel ashore, on Friday morning. The ALBION was in her vicinity, in distress, for several hours after, and complaints are made, that several steamers passed into the harbor without rendering her assistance,
which at that time, might have prevented her from grounding. The ALBION had a very valuable cargo, which has been much damaged, and the vessel also has suffered considerably. - (part)
      Toronto British Colonist
      Tuesday, November 16, 1852

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      LAKE DISASTERS. -- The schooners ALBION and EBERTS were both beached in the gale of Thursday night at the entrance of Toronto Bay. The former was loaded with sugar, the latter with railroad iron. Several fatal disasters occurred on Lake Erie, among them the barque ROCHESTER, between Cleveland and Buffalo. A total wreck, and nine of the crew drowned. -- Niagara Mail
      Barrie Herald
      November 24, 1852

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: goods
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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Albion (Schooner), aground, 12 Nov 1852