Alvord (Schooner), aground, 1864
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The schooner ANNA CRAIG, of Cobourg, succeeded in getting safe into anchorage about 8 o'clock on Friday morning, and left with a fair wind on Saturday Morning.
Muuch anxiety was felt on Friday for the safety of the ALTAIR, as the sea could be seen occasionally breaking over her, and she had a flag of distress hung out, but a boat from the schooner LILY DANCY of Goderich, which was safely anchored to leeward of the Island, having been seen going to the Island in the morning, confidance was felt that anything sailors could do for them, could and would be done by that boat's crew. They carried a boat across the Island and succeeded in taking the crew off , and all got safe ashore , though they had a narrow escape - the boat having been capsized in the breakers , but fortunately not far from shore.
The schooner FORTUNE, of Detroit, is ashore at Pine Tree Harbour, about 50 miles north of here. She had 20,000 bushels of oats on board. The Capt. and crew arrived here yesterday (Sunday) evening, having been brought down by some Indians in their fishing boats. They report that she is a total wreck, her bottom stove in, her masts overboard and the oats banked on the shore.
The GEORGE ALVORD, of Oswego, with a cargo of oats and corn, is ashore at the Fishing Islands- so the crew of the FORTUNE report. Beside these, three vessels are ashore at Kincardine, one loaded with grain, one with lumber and one in ballast, another is said to be ashore to the north of Kincardine at Stoney Island. - No lives are reported lost.
November 18th 1864
The schr. ALVORD which came out new last year, but driven ashore last fall on Lake Huron and recently repaired at Capt. Jones' shipyard, has been purchased by R.G. Stimson, of this city, on private terms. She is now in fine running order and commanded by Capt. Cotton, late of the schr. COL. COOK. She sails today for Alpena thence to Chicago.
Detroit Free Press
June 21, 1865
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- William R. McNeil
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