The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Albert Ross (Schooner), aground, 7 Nov 1880

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Wellington, Nov. 8. -- The heaviest storm of wind and rain known for years passed over this locality on Saturday night. The schooner ALBERT ROSS, of Oakville, went ashore on Sandy Beach, three miles below here, about 1 o'clock on Sunday morning. All hands were saved. She loaded lumber and shingles at Port Hope for Charlotte. The vessel is full of water and lying easy.
      About the same hour the barque THOMAS C. STREET, of St. Catharines with 21,000 bushels of wheat, from Toronto, bound for Kingston, came ashore three miles above here with her sails torn into shreds. The crew hung in the rigging for two hours when all were rescued by throwing a line to shore which was fastened to a tree carrying them all safely to land. The vessel is leaking. It the wind keeps up much longer they will be a total wreck.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      Monday, November 8, 1880

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Reason: aground
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Freight: lumber, shingles
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95012 Longitude: -77.34947
William R. McNeil
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Albert Ross (Schooner), aground, 7 Nov 1880