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A. B. Moore (Schooner), U105241, overboard, 1 Oct 1873

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Saturday evening as the schr. A.B. MOORE was leaving the dock at Milwaukee for Buffalo, the first mate F.H. Edwards, fell overboard and was drowned. The police dragged the river all day Sunday for his body, but without success. The prop. CAMPBELL was in motion at the time of the accident, and probably carried the body down stream. Edwards lived in Buffalo, where he leaves a wife and child.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 7, 1873 3-6

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Capt. Wm. Blyben, of the schr. A.B. MOORE, which was in port yesterday, indignantly denies the charge of inhumanity published in the Milwaukee Wisconsin of Oct. 6th, relative to his action on the occasion of the loss of his mate Mr. F.H. Edwards. He says all that could possibly be done to rescue Mr. Edwards was faithfully done, and not until he was sastisfied that the mate was drowned did he quit the search. The MOORE was about to leave port. The BALLENTINE with which she tows was waiting and tugs were also waiting to tow her out, and convinced that nothing more could be done to save his life, and after a delay of over 1 hour he ordered the tugs to proceed. The only thing that could be done after was to find the body, and he instructed a tug captain to engage a man to drag for it the next day, promising to pay $10 for the expenses. Regarding the statement that the tug captains were shocked at the inhumanity displayed by him he says there is no truth n it and nothing of the kind was thought of. Capt. Blyben says Mr. Edwards was a first class sailor and a gentleman, and wishes it understoof that no one on the MOORE was in the least fault in this sad affair, and that all was done that could possibly be done to rescue him.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 11, 1873 3-5

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Sunday morning the body of FH. Rdwards, first mate of the schr. A.B. MOORE, was found at Milwaukee, floating in the river near Elevator A. Inquest was held on the body, and a verdict rendered of accidental death. Undertaker Grila took charge of the body to prepare it for transfer to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 15, 1873 3-5
      Schooner ALEXANDER B. MOORE. U.S. No. 105241, of 1017.67 tons gross; 966.79 tons net. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. Changed name to NORTHWEST on March 3, 1883
      List of Vessels Whose Names Have been
      Changed under the Act of March 2, 1881
      U. S. Merchant vessel List, 1885

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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A. B. Moore (Schooner), U105241, overboard, 1 Oct 1873