The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. B. Moore (Schooner), U105241, gale damage, 1 Nov 1873

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For the second time this season the largest schooner on the lakes, the A.B. MOORE, has been dismasted. This time, howeverm according to the mate's story, who went to Milwaukee for assistance, the fore and main masts were cut away in order to save the vessel from dragging her anchor and going ashore, but even then the monster craft dragged her anchors until her stern was in about 15 ft. of water, where she held fast when Mr. Cavanaugh left her at 2 P.M. Wednesday. he thinks she will keep off the beach as long as the wind remains in the present quarter. The MOORE has a cargo of 60,000 bu. corn and draws 14 ft. of water. The location of the disaster is about 5 miles south of Manitowoc, off Mann's pier. Later advices from Manitowoc says the MOORE is pounding on the bottom and leasking.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 15, 1873 3-5

      . . . . .
      A dispatch from Manitowoc Saturday says the schr. A.B. MOORE was towed into the bay yesterday by the tug WILLIE RICHARDS, where she lay at anchor until this morning when she was taken in tow by the stmb. BALLENTINE, for Buffalo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 18, 1873 3-6

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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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.09194 Longitude: -87.64731
William R. McNeil
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A. B. Moore (Schooner), U105241, gale damage, 1 Nov 1873