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Albion (Propeller), C73960, aground, 3 Oct 1887

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The Canadian steambarge ALBION and Schooner ARK are ashore at Grindstone City and were abandoned by the crew today.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 4, 1887

The steam barge ALBION has gone to pieces at Sand Beach.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, October 6, 1887

ALBION Propeller of 380 Tons. Built 1863, Owned by Muir and classed as B 1 and a half. On October 3, 1887 vessel went ashore on Lake Huron with a cargo of lumber, and became a total loss. Property loss, hull $7,600 cargo $7,500
      1887 Casualty List (Total Loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

      Buffalo.---Word has been received from Captain Mcleod that the propeller ALBION, lumber laden, consigned to D.L. White & Co. Tonawanda, which went ashore at Port Auston on the 3rd., is a total loss, though her load will be saved. The Barge ARK, in the same tow, was released from the same place Thursday with little damage.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 13, 1887 p.5

ALBION Barge of 250 tons reg. and 11 years old. Home port, St. Catharines. On October 3, 1887, the barge, while bound from French River to Tonawanda, stranded between Grindstone City and Port Austin on a rocky bottom and became a total loss.
      Statement of Wreck and Casualty
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries, 1887
      BRISTOL, [Of about] 341 tons gross. Built Brockville, Ont., 1862. 138 x 24 x 12. Rebuilt as ALBION at Port Dalhousie in 1876. of 297 tons gross. Official Canada No. 73960. 134 x 26 x 11. DISPOSITION - Wrecked Lake Huron October 3, 1887.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steamships
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $7,600
Cargo: $7,500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.05029 Longitude: -82.90078
William R. McNeil
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Albion (Propeller), C73960, aground, 3 Oct 1887