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Albany (Schooner), U369, aground, 30 Sep 1843

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The schooner ALBANY, driven ashore on Lake Huron, during the recent gale, proves to be a total wreck.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      October 14, 1843

Schooner ALBANY ashore.-- A letter in the Buffalo Commercial, states that the schooner ALBANY went ashore about 20 or 25 miles from Macinac, but would be got off without much damage. She belonged principally to Kinne, Davis & Co.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      October 16, 1843

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      Correspondence of the Buffalo Com. Advertiser.
      Mackinac, Oct. 5th, 1843
      Gents: - I avail myself of the earliest opportunity to apprise you of the wreck of the schr. ALBANY, Capt. Jacob Imson. She went ashore on Sunday morning last, about 2 o'clock during a heavy gale from the S. E. Being on board at the time, I must speak of the praiseworthy conduct of Capt. Imson, in providing for the comfort of his crew and passengers, about 123 souls being on board at the time. No lives lost. Vessel will probably be got off, with but little damage. She is ashore about 20 or 25 miles from this Island, on the main land. We arrived here this morning in an open boat. Capt. Imson returns immediately with provisions and necessary implements to get the vessel off.
      The ALBANY is a staunch new vessel, owned principally by Kinne, Davis & Co., and had on board 250 bbls. salt for Chicago in addition to a large number of Prussian immigrants. She is in able and experienced hands and will in all probability be saved.
      Detroit Free Press
      Monday, October 16, 1843
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The Schooner ALBANY, which ran ashore on Lake Huron will prove a total wreck. Her hull is cut to pieces by the rocks. $4,000 insurance in Buffalo.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      October 17, 1843

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      EFFECTS OF THE GALE. -- The Autumn season so far has been unusally boisterous in this region. The steamboat CONSTITUTION arrived here on Saturday, some three days behing her time. The brig ALBANY, went ashore on Sunday the 1st inst., a few miles from Mackinac. A passenger who was on board of her, says she had 120 passengers, and a full freight, the greater portion of which was destined for Milwaukee. The schooners SAVANNAH and DRIFT, are ashore at Manitowoc. The propeller VANDALIA went ashore at Manitou. -- Mileaukee Courier.
      Detroit Free Press
      Friday, October 20, 1843
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      The schooner N.C. BALDWIN, L.B. Goldsmith, master, left our harbor Tuesday evening with a cargo differing very materially from our usual shipments. She is owned by our friends, Messrs. Lake & Carpenter, of this place, who together with Capt. I.L. Wood and R.F. Hewitt, have purchased the new schooner ALBANY, a vessel of the first class that went ashore in a gale a year ago last fall, on the north side of Lake Huron, between Mackinaw and the mouth of St. Mary's River, where she has remained until this time, firmly fixed upon a reef of rocks, and has, we are informed, sustained comparatively little damage, thus proving the superior strength of her timbers and her workmanship.
      The BALDWIN carries not only the Captain, master builder, crew, cook and ship carpenters to repair, get off and sail the ALBANY, but provisions, planks, timber, lumber, iron, spike, boats, oakum, pitch, oil and paints, anchor and chains, sails, and every article necessary for the expedition, and tradesmen each to perform their seperate part of the work, it being an uninhabited region of the country. We think if skill, energy and enterprise will secure a successful result to the expedition, we have a sure guaranty in the names of the gentlemen engaged therein. Success to them. - Conneaut Rep.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      July 21, 1845

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NOTE. - The ALBANY was got off, she appears in a list of vessels as "raised and re-rigged, of 148 tons, valued at $2,503. [see Lake Marine, new vessels built in 1845, Daily National Pilot, January 12, 1845]

Schooner ALBANY. U. S. No. 369. Of 106.80 tons gross. Home port, Chicago. Reported lost in 1869.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
Schooner ALBANY. U. S. No. 369. Of 106 tons gross. Built Milan, Ohio, 1842. 82.5 x 23.5 x 8.5 Two masted . Wrecked on Chicago bar ? April 11, 1868.
      Herman Runge List

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Albany (Schooner), U369, aground, 30 Sep 1843