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Aldebaran (Schooner), U312, overboard, 17 Sep 1871

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SEAMAN DROWNED. - The schooner ALDEBARAN, which arrived here this morning, lost overboard a seaman named Ashley Ames, about half past three o'clock Sunday morning, while about ten miles above Port Stanley. He was knocked overboard by the foreboom while jibing sail. The wind was blowing a gale at the time. Every effort was made to save the unfortunate man, but without avail. He was a brother of Captain Leonard Ames, and resided at Angola, where he leaves a wife and two children.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, September 18, 1871

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Schooner ALDEBARAN. U. S. No. 312. Of 251.35 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1875
Schooner ALDEBARAN. U. S. No. 312. Of 251 tons gross . Built Huron, Ohio 1852 by F.D. Ketchum.
      Herman Runge Notes

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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Aldebaran (Schooner), U312, overboard, 17 Sep 1871