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Aldebaran (Schooner), U312, aground, 2 Oct 1876

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A dispatch received this morning reports the schr. ALDEBARAN ashore at Coatsworth Dock, 25 miles this side of Pt. au Pelee. She went ashore in the severe gale of last night. No furthr particulars.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 3, 1876 3-6

      An expedition was to leave port this noon to relived the schr. ALDEBARAN, which went ashore at Coatsworth's Dock during the storm of Monday night.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 4, 1876 3-6

The schooner ALDEBARAN is ashore 25 miles below Point au Pelee.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, October 5, 1876

The expedition on the tug NELTON for the relief of the schr. ALDEBARAN, left yesterday.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 6, 1876 3-5

A telegram to Capt. Thomas Maytham says that the tug H.G. NOLTON, which went to the relief of the schr. ALDEBARAN, ashore near Pt. au Pelee, is at Grand River for shelter. The vessel is reported lying broadside on the beach, with 8 ft. of water outside and as much inside. The expedition of the NOLTON will commence operations as soon as the wind subside.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 9, 1876 3-6

The tug NOLTON, which went to the assistance of the schr. ALDEBARAN, found the vessel full of water, and was unable with her pumps to lower it. The NOLTON has been instructed to strip and abandon the vessel and return to Buffalo. Later - The tug NOLTON reached port this afternoon with the outfit of the ALDEBARAN. Capt. Maytham says the vessel is entirely broken up.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 12, 1876 3-6

Schooner ALDEBARAN. U. S. No. 312. Of 251.35 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1875
Schooner ALDEBARAN. U. S. No. 312. Of 251 tons gross . Built Huron, Ohio 1852 by F.D. Ketchum.
      Herman Runge Notes

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Reason: aground
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
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Aldebaran (Schooner), U312, aground, 2 Oct 1876