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Alice (Schooner), sunk (scuttled), 1973


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The schr. ALICE one of the vessels that was caught last fall in the ice at the head of Lake Erie, on the breaking up this spring came near being forced on Pt. Pelee, to avert which she was scuttled. The stm. RIVERSIDE with steam pumps, started on Monday from Detroit to her relief.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 3, 1873 3-5

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Owing to solid ice encountered at the Colchester clay banks by the RIVERSIDE on her way to the rescue of the schr. ALICE, scuttled at Pt. Pelee Island, the expedition had to be abandoned. for the present.

The following letter we take from the Cleveland Herland:
      Vermillion, March 31.
I started 4 of my captains from Sandusky on Sunday morning by tug for Pt. au Pelee passage in search of the MINCH.... The ALICE is ashore on the island, about 1/2 mile east of the light, full of water....
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 4, 1873 3-4

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      SCUTTLED. - The schooner ALICE, one of the vessels that was caught last Fall in the ice at the head of Lake Erie, on the breaking up this Spring came near being forced on Point au Pelee, to avert which, she was scuttled. The steamer RIVERSIDE, with steam pumps, started on Monday from Detroit to her relief.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      April 4, 1873

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      UNSUCCESSFUL - AN ICE BLOCKAGE. - The expedition which set out on Monday evening on board the steamer RIVERSIDE for Point au Pelee to release the schooner ALICE, scuttled at that place, was unsuccessful in its efforts, being prevented from reaching further down the coast than the Colchester clay banks. At this point a sold field of ice was met with, stretching to the southward as far as the eye could see, and from two to two and a half feet in thickness, on which the weather thus far has had but little or no effect. As soon as the present storm has subsided the RIVERSIDE will again attempt to release the ALICE. - Cleveland Herald ?
      Buffalo Evening Post
      April 5, 1873

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      The schr. ALICE which was scuttled at Pt. au Pelee, has been raised and taken to Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 11, 1873 3-5


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Reason: sunk (scuttled)
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1973
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16619
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Alice (Schooner), sunk (scuttled), 1973