The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 14, 1877

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THE ALAMEDA IN PORT. - The tug Winslow, Capt. Matt Swain, brought to this port yesterday the schooner Almeda, which was up so high and dry on the beach near New Glasgow, that people could walk up to her. Her prospect of getting off was considered so hopeless that her owner abandoned her to the underwriters. There was a policy for $5,000 for total wreck on her. The Winslow contracted to take her off for $2,500 or no pay, if rescued to be delivered in Buffalo. In three days the Winslow had her afloat. Then the wind was unfavorable for going to Buffalo and the craft was, with consent of the agent of the underwriters, who accompanied the expedition, brought to Detroit. She is a sorry-looking boat, and as she was insured for total loss and it cost $1,500 to get her afloat, it is likely to be unfortunate for the owner. Some very strong pulling was required at the Alameda, but the Winslow and Capt. Swain were equal to the emergency.

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Spelling of the vessel's name was officially ALMEDA [US#313].
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Nov. 14, 1877
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 14, 1877