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Acadia (Brig), aground, 1 Oct 1861


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Brig ACADIA, ashore at Point Au Pelee. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 22, 1862 (Casualty List, 1861)
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ASHORE. - We learn by a private despatch from Detroit, received this norning that the brig ACADIA is ashore at Point au Pelee.
      Buffalo Commecial Advertiser
      November 1, 1861
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The brig ACADIA is reported ashore at Pt. Pelee, on the east side of the light. The tug S.C. IVES has been sent for here to go to the relief, and will doubtless succeed in getting her off before she sustains any damage.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 30, 1861 4-6

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The tug ST. IVES, which left yesterday to go to the relief of the brig ACADIA, ashore at Pt. Pelee, has returned to this port. She reports her out in 2 ft. of water with slim chances for getting off. She was too far in on the beach for a line to reach her from the tug, the attempt was consequently abandoned for the present.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 31, 1861 4-3

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A dispatch to Capt. E. P. Dorr brings the following intelligence of vessels ashore from the effects of the late severe blow:
      The brig ACADIA, that was ashore at Point au Pelee, went off on the rise of water when the wind came to eastward, (crew had all left her). She went ashore again on Point au Pelee and lies high and dry.
      The schooner R. CAMPBELL, of Chicago, is ashore at Hamilton, Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, November 5, 1861

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The brig ACADIA, already reported ashore at pt. Pelee, we have heard nothing since our last account. The severe weather of yesterday and the day previous has doubtless done her considerable harm, if not made a total wreck of her. We shall probably receive full particulars on the arrival of the next steamer from Buffalo.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 3, 1861 4-4

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The brig ACADIA already reported on Pt. Pelee has gone to pieces, intelligence to that effect having been received here yesterday. her crew are all safe.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 5, 1861 4-4

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A part of the crew of the brig ACADIA arrived here yesterday from Pt. Pelee. They represent that after having left her the high water carried her off, and that she then drifted over on the Pt. Pelee Island, where she now lies with a prospect of yet being rescued before going to pieces. As there are several tugs at present operating in that vicinity, we shall doubtless receive more authentic information respecting her.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 7, 1861 4-4

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The brig ACADIA, which after getting ashore on Pt. Pelee and afterwards floated off by high water over on to the island opposite, lies there buried in the sand. It is probable she will be stripped and abandoned.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 10, 1861 4-5

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      THE BRIG ACADIA. - A party of wreckers, under the direction of J.P. Clark, proprietor of the dry-dock in Springwells, have been at work for some days past in rescuing from the beach at Point au Pelee the brig ACADIA, which has been lying there since last fall abandoned by the underwriters. She has thus far sustained but trifling damage to her hull and can be got off at no great expense. Mr. Clark, we are informed, has purchased the vessel with a view of repairing her up and placing her once more in commission. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, July 30, 1862


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1861
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Local identifier:
McN.W.4726
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Acadia (Brig), aground, 1 Oct 1861