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Prince Albert (Schooner), aground, 27 Oct 1851

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PRINCE ALBERT Schooner (British), wrecked on Long Point.--part cargo merchandise. Oct. 25, 1851. Property loss $7,000
      Disasters on the Lakes in 1851
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser. Jan. 2, 1852


      VESSEL LOST --- The Schooner PRINCE ALBERT, Capt. Taylor, sunk and went to pieces near Long Point Cut, a few days since, the crew and 35 passengers were saved. She was insured for $2,000 and had on 40 tons of merchandise for Canadian ports.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, October 31, 1851


We learn from the Detroit papers that the schr. PRINCE ALBERT, Capt. Taylor, sunk on Monday last (27th.), on her way up with 40 tons of merchandise in endeavoring to get into the Cut at Long Point. She was insured for $2,000.
The crew and passengers, 33 in number, saved themselves in boats. The rigging of the ALBERT was also saved and put on board the propeller VANDALIA, bound for Chatham for a load of wheat. The propeller was run into by the schooner FASHION near Point au Pelee and soon sunk - Total loss. No lives lost.
      Cleveland Plain dealer
      October 30, 1851

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $7,000
Cargo: included
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Prince Albert (Schooner), aground, 27 Oct 1851