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Algerine (Schooner), aground, 23 Oct 1878


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GOING TO PIECES - cleceland, October 23 - The schooner ALGERINE, bound from Ogdensburg to this port with a cargo of iron ore, ran ashore this afternoon near Springfield, 20 miles west of Erie, Penn. The crew reached the shore in safety. The vessel is now going to pieces.
      (The ALGERINE is well known here, being one of the oldest craft on the lakes. She is of 300 tons register, and hardly ratable by the Insurance Companies. She is owned at Cleveland. Her official number is 1085, a fact that insures her age. - Ed.)
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, October 24, 1878

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Cleveland, hio, Oct. 23. -- The schooner ALGERINE, Ogdensburg to Cleveland, loaded with iron ore, ran ashore during the storm this afternoon at Springfield, Pa., twenty miles west of Erie. The crew reached shore safely. The vessel is now going to pieces.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Thursday, October 24, 1878

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      Collector Brwn received a dispatch from Conneaut, last Wednesday night, stating that the schr. ALGERINE was ashore near Springfield, and asking that the revenue cutter PERRY be sent to her assistance. The PERRY was lying at Toledo and was ordered to go to her assistance. A despatch dated yesterday says that the vessel has gone to pieces, but that the crew were all saved.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      October 25, 1878 3-4

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      THE ALGERINE. - The schooner ARGERINE, chronicled yesterday morning as ashore 20 miles west of Erie and going to pieces, was 22 years old, having been built at Oswego in 1856. In 1876 she was quite extensively repaired, and at the time of her disaster was valued at $4,500. So far as learned, she carried no insurance. Her rating was B 1 on some of the books, and B 1- on the others.
The insurance Books place her as being the property of the Pelton estate, of Cleveland, and the Cleveland papers, of Capt. James Scott, who sailed her. Thus ends the career of another old timer. In the days when fore and afters were the fashion, the ALGERINE was thought to be a fine craft.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, October 25, 1878

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MORE ABOUT THE ALGERINE. - Capt. James Scott, of the schooner ALGERINE, say the schooner went ashore as reported, and her fragments strew two miles or more of the beach near Springfield, Pa. The gale blew away her sails, and the anchor was dropped, but she parted the chains and went ashore. The crew remained on board until certain she
was going to pieces and then reached the shore in the yawl. In an hour and a half after they abandoned her there was nothing left but her stem. The schooner was valued at $8,000, and insured for $6,000. Her cargo of 400 tons of iron ore was consigned to C.E. Bingham, of Cleveland, but its value or insurance has not been learned.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Monday, October 28, 1878

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16221
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.94756 Longitude: -80.55424
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Algerine (Schooner), aground, 23 Oct 1878