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Aldebaran (Schooner), U312, aground, 1 Nov 1858


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Schooner ALDEBARAN, part cargo staves, parted her chains and went ashore on Point Au Pelee Island, got off and towed to Detroit by the tug RELIEF. Property loss $5,300.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      SCHOONER ALDEBARAN ASHORE. - We learn that the schooner ALDEBARAN, Capt. Hall, owned in this city by Capt. Gardner, bound hence to Chicago, went ashore on Point au Pelee Island, on Monday night. She is badly on. A tug has been sent to her relief.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, November 5, 1858

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      The wrecking tug RELIEF came up yesterday from Point au Pelee Island, where she has been endeavoring to get off the schooner ALDEBARAN, which went ashore last week. The RELIEF took off her cargo of staves, and came to this port for additional materials with which to get off the schooner. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 11, 1858

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      DISASTERS. - The wrecking tug RELIEF came into port yesterday forenoon from Point au Pelee Island, whither she went from Buffalo last Wednesday, to the relief of the schooner ALDEBARAN, Capt. Caldwell, ashore on the Island, a mile and a quarter to the eastward of the Light. She was loading staves on the Canada shore, and was obliged to run for shelter. In attempting the passage between the main land and the Island, she became crippled and fell off to leeward. Her cable chain gave way and she went ashore. The RELIEF was unable to get within reach of her, with what hawsers she had, and after getting off her cargo, she came here for the further apparatus necessary. The schooner is lying broadside on, in three feet forward, and three feet eight aft, and has suffered some injuries, though to what extent is not known. At 9 P.M. the RELIEF had not discharged the staves, but was expected to, upon some vessel, and would leave for the schooner at midnight, or as soon after as the weather would permit. The schooner is insured in some New York Company. Capt. Howe has charge of the tug. -- Cleveland Review.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, November 13, 1858

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      SCHOONER ALDEBARAN. - The tug RELIEF, Capt. Howe, arrived here Saturday morning, having in tow the schooner ALDEBARAN. It will be remembered that about 10 days ago, while riding at anchor off Point au Pelee Island, her chains parted and she went ashore. The RELIEF and U. S. Steamer MICHIGAN went to her aid, but could not get near enough to do any good. She was then hove off by a strong purchase. Her starboard bilge is stove in, and two or three of her floor timbers broken in. At the time of the accident, she had part of a cargo of staves on board. She is to be taken into Clark's dry dock immediately, for repairs. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, November 17, 1858

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Schooner ALDEBARAN. U. S. No. 312. Of 251.35 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1875
     
     
Schooner ALDEBARAN. U. S. No. 312. Of 251 tons gross . Built Huron, Ohio 1852 by F.D. Ketchum.
      Herman Runge Notes


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: partly staves
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1858
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McN.W.3833
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.781388 Longitude: -82.657777
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Aldebaran (Schooner), U312, aground, 1 Nov 1858