The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alpha (Schooner), aground, 4 Oct 1854

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ALPHA Schooner, ashore at De Tour, Lake Huron, loaded with powder and stone for the copper area. Property loss $7,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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The Schooner ALPHA, Capt. George Russell, with a cargo of powder, was driven ashore near the mouth of the St. Mary's River, during the gale of Wednesday last She was from Buffalo, we believe, and had come into the river, where she was at anchor when the gale struck. The Captain came up on the COLLINS, the day after and reports the vessel full of water, and the cargo wet. Her cargo was consigned to B. McKnight, of this place, and owned by Messrs. Carson & Close, of Ontonagon. ----- Lake Superior Journal, 6th.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, October 17, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: powder and stone
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.98224 Longitude: -83.88612
William R. McNeil
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Alpha (Schooner), aground, 4 Oct 1854