The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. G. Alvord (Schooner), aground, 12 Dec 1867

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Schr. C.G. ALVORD, of 264 tons. Owned at Detroit by Stuipson & Co. Bound from Detroit to Toronto; vessel went ashore at Burlington Beach, Lake Ontario, December 1867, a total loss. Loss to ship $12,000; loss to cargo $18,500. Insurance on ship $12,000; insurance on cargo $12,500.
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      1863 to 1873. Report of U.S. Coast Guard

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      MARINE DISASTERS - Hamilton, Dec. 16 - The schooner C.G. ALVORD, of Detroit with 150,000 bushels wheat, bound for Oswego, when near that port, was caught in the snow storm of Thursday last, sprung a leak, became unmanagable, drifted the entire length of Lake Ontario, beached near this city on Friday morning, and will prove a total loss. The crew were all saved, but in a frozen and exhausted condition.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Tuesday, December 17, 1867

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      The schooner C.G. ALVORD of Detroit, three masted schooner was wrecked in mid December 1867 on the shore, just east of Burlington Beach, near the foot of Stoney Creek Road, on the farm of Peter Van Wagner, (just above the farmhouse.) The wreck was stripped and her cargo of grain salvaged.
      "Schooner Days"
      Toronto Telegram
      November 25, 1944

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      NOTE: Schooner CHARLES G. ALVORD of 264.25 tons. Home port, Detroit.
      Preliminary List of Merchant Vessels
      of the United States, June 30 1867
The C. G. Alvord is still included in the 1869 and 1871 issues of the above, but means little.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.25011 Longitude: -79.84963
William R. McNeil
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C. G. Alvord (Schooner), aground, 12 Dec 1867