The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alabama (Schooner), aground, 17 Oct 1843

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WRECK. - The schooner ALABAMA, with a cargo of 4,580 bushels of wheat, was completely wrecked at Fairport, during the gale on Tuesday night. In attempting to make the port, she ran afoul of the pier, at the mouth of Grand River, and being an old craft, was soon dashed to pieces.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      Saturday, October 21, 1843

The schooner ALABAMA went ashore at the mouth of the Grand River, on Thursday night, and was broken to pieces. Her cargo of wheat was also lost, but her crew saved.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      October 23, 1843

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      The schooner ALABAMA, driven ashore, a short time since, just below the north pier, was got off yesterday, notwithstanding the severity of the storm.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      Monday, November 13, 1843

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Alabama (Schooner), aground, 17 Oct 1843