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Alwilda (Schooner), burnt, 19 Oct 1854

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ALWILDA Schooner, partially burned, took fire by spontaneous conbustion Property loss $2,500
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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FIRE.-- This morning, about half past 2 o'clock, the schooner ALWILDA, lying at the dock, foot of Commercial Street, took fire in her stern cabin, and was still burning at our going to press, though the firemen had succeeded in getting the flames under control. She had just taken in a cargo, mostly turpentine, and pitch, with a deck load of marble, which was bound up the lake.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, October 19, 1854

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THE SCHOONER ALWILDA.---This vessel which we noticed yesterday morning as having been burnt during the night, was owned by Capt. Moore and his brother. She was a small vessel of 75 tons burthen, and was insured for $3,000---her full value. She had taken aboard the previous day, 98 bbls. turpentine, and some resin, and a deck load of marble slabs for Sandusky; shipped by A.R. Cobb and Maxwell & Patten.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, October 20, 1854

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The schooner ALWILDA, which was burnt in the Creek during Thursday night last, was being pumped out on Saturday evening, and would be taken to the railway for repairs. Her hull does not appear to have suffered much.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, October 23, 1854

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The schooner ALWILDA, which took fire and was damaged, some six weeks since, at the foot of Commercial Street, has been fully repaired, and is again running between this port and Freemont.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, November 21, 1854

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Freight: Turpentine, pitch
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Alwilda (Schooner), burnt, 19 Oct 1854