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Alvin Bronson (Schooner), U399, aground, 1 Sep 1859

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Schooner ALVIN BRONSON, cargo of wheat, aground on the Hen and Chickens, Lake Erie. August 1859. Property loss, Hull $2,500; cargo $11,000.
      Disasters to Oswego vessels During 1859
      Oswego (N.Y.) Commercial Times
      April 10, 1860

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SCHOONER ALVIN BRONSON. -- This vessel laden with wheat from Toledo, went ashore on the Hen and Chickens, at the head of Lake Erie, some few days since. At last advices she was still ashore, had pounded heavily, and filled with water. Some portion of the wheat had been got out dry, and landed in lighters. The balance is wet, and remains in her. Assistance has been sent her, and we can doubtless soon report her off.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      September 7, 1859

      The tug OSWEGO, which was despatched to the relief of the schooner ALVIN BRONSON several days since, aground on the Hen-and-Chicken reef, near Put-in-Bay, returned to this port yesterday with her. She will be repaired here. When the OSWEGO arrived to her assistance she had six feet of water in her hold, and was lying in water only six feet deep. Two-thirds of her cargo of 12,000 bu wheat is damaged, and will be utterly useless except for distilling. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, September 10, 1859

Schooner ALVIN BRONSON. U. S. No. 399. Of 228.68 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $11,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.65838 Longitude: -82.81658
William R. McNeil
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Alvin Bronson (Schooner), U399, aground, 1 Sep 1859