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Alpha (Schooner), aground, 17 Oct 1870


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Schooner ALPHA, of 270 tons. Valued at $7,000. Class B 1. Port of hail, St. Catharines. Bound from Oswego to Hamilton with a cargo of coal, dragged ashore at Presque Isle Harbour, Lake Ontario, October 17, 1870. Damage to hull $263; damage to cargo $237.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1870
      Department of Marine & Fisheries
      Sessional Papers, (No. 5) A. 1871

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      PORT OF HAMILTON - Registry No. 54
Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALPHA
Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schooner
Tonnage . . . . . . . . . . . 266 tons
When built . . . . . . . . . 1861
Where built . . . . . . . . Oakville
Builders name . . . . . . John Simpson
Date of certificate . . . April 9, 1861
Description of vessel:

Length . . . . . . . . 121 feet
Breadth . . . . . . . 23 feet
Depth of hold . . . 9 feet & 6/10 ths.

Masts . . . . . . . . Two
Stern . . . . . . . . Square
Decks . . . . . . . . One
Figure-head . . . . None
Bowsprit . . . . . . . Standing
How built . . . . . . Carvel
How rigged . . . . . Fore & aft
Present master . G. Simpson

Subscribing owners:- A. Quackenbush of Port Dalhousie, sells to Daniel Pace of Hamilton, dated May 12, 1868; who sells to Thompson & Smith, dated February 26, 1872. Ownership of vessel acquired by Provincial Insurance Co. Jan. 23, 1873, who sold in March 6, 1873 to A. McAdams of London.

Registrar's Notes:- Carried to Folio 76

[Folio 76 notes "Carried to Book of Transactions Folio 10"]

Book of Transactions Folio 10 notes "Vessel transferred to the Port of Quebec, dated June 15, 1877"

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $263
Cargo: $237
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1870
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McN.W.15611
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Alpha (Schooner), aground, 17 Oct 1870