The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alba (Scow), U1550, aground, 16 Oct 1868

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The scow ALBA, in endeavoring to enter the harbor at a late hour on Friday night, went on the 'bar' and before noon on Saturday, had broken up. Her crew were saved. She was freighted with a cargo of lumber from White Lake. She was a craft of 83 tons burden, and was owned by Charles Scoville & Co., of Chicago.
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, October 19, 1968
ALBA. Scow of 117 tons, B 2, and valued at $4,000
      List of vessels Which became
      Total Losses in 1868
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, December 14, 1868
      Scow ALBA, sunk Oct. 10, near Chicago harbor. 83.16 tons.
      List of Vessels Lost in 1868 Who Were
      Registered in the District of Chicago
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, December 14, 1868
Scow schooner ALBA. U. S. No. 1550. Of 83.16 tons gross. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Alba (Scow), U1550, aground, 16 Oct 1868