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Alwilda (Schooner), sunk, 14 Dec 1856


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ALWILDA Schooner, cargo coal, sunk in Erie Basin.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)
      . . . . .
     
      During the severe squall which sprung up yesterday, the schooner ALWILDA, lying near the foot of Genesee Street, discharging her cargo of coal, pounded agains the dock until she became nearly a total wreck. She is an old vessel and not very valuable.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 15, 1856
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Schooner ALWILDA, broke from her moorings at Buffalo and jammed against the Basin, broke in two and sunk.
      Toronto Globe
      December 18, 1856

     
Schooner ALWILDA [C] Of 71 tons. Built 1847 at Quebec. Owned by L. Stanton & Co. Home port, Picton, Ont. Value $1,000. Class C 2. REMARKS. -- Formerly DOVE, ISABEL, rebuilt 1854, Flat.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel register, 1860


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Cargo: $200
Freight: coal
Remarks: Rebuilt as ISABELLA ???
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2935
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Alwilda (Schooner), sunk, 14 Dec 1856