Other names: none
Official no: C74380
Type at loss: schooner, wood, 2-mast, package & bulk frt
Build info: 1872, Muir Bros., Port Dalhousie, Ont.
Specs:  137x26x11,   327 t
Date of loss: 1900, Sep 12
Place of loss: Fort Bank East, Oswego    
Lake: Ontario
Type of loss: storm
Loss of life: none of 7

Detail:  A storm blew out her sails & drove her into the seawall at Ft. Bank, where she broke up. Tug J. NAVAGH tried to save her, and Lifesaving Service crew  rescued her people. Owned by Capt. Bradshaw of Toronto.

*newspapers are divided as to whether the wreck occurred at Oswego or at Kingston, Ont.Sister of ALBATROSS(qv)[C75633] – both were known as “timber droughers,” built to haul large squared timbers

Casualty list for 1874 Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874 #

Schooner ALBACORE, and Schooner BABINIAN collided at Kingston, June 1874. Loss $300.

British Whig, 6 Jan 1888 p.1 #

Incidents Of The Day – Muir, Port Dalhousie, has sold the barge Albacore to Capt. Ewart, Colborne. New Iron Ore Dock building near spile dock for K. & P.R.R.

Saginaw Courier-Herald September 13 1900
Oswego, N. Y., September 12. #

Of the two schooners stranded at and near Oswego, the ALBACORE is sure to be released. The hull of the T. R. MERRITT is punctured, the deck is badly sprung, indicating that the vessel’s back may be broken. There is no insurance on either of the schooner STORM ON LAKE ONTARIO. Kingston, Ont., Sept. 12. – The Canadian schooner ALBACORE has driven ashore at 7 o’clock this morning east of the life-saving station. The crew was saved by Capt. Anderson and the lifesavers from the Kingston station.
Nearly all the canvas was stripped fromthe schooner before she drifted on the beach. The wind was blowing a gale from the west and shipping on Lake Ontario is in serious peril. The wrecked ALBACORE was valued at $5,000. She was built in 1872, measured 327 tons and was owned by Capt. Bradshaw of Toronto.

Detroit Free Press September 13, 1900 #

The Canadian schooner ALBACORE was driven ashore east of the life-saving station at 7 o’clock this morning. She had lost all her sails and was pounding heavily on a gravel bottom. The crew was taken off by the life-savers under Captain Anderson. They are, Capt. Charles R. Redfern, of Lakeport; mate John Chestnut, Port Hope, Ont.; John Hunter, Belleville, Ont.; William Thorn, Toronto; Mrs. Frazer, [cook], Toronto. The vessel is valued at $5,000 and is owned by Bradshaw of Toronto. She was light from Hamilton.

Detroit Free Press September 19, 1900 #

Of the two schooners stranded at and near Oswego, the ALBACORE is sure to be released. The Hull of the T. R. MERRITT is punctured, the deck is badly sprung, indicating that the vessel’s back may be broken. There is no insurance on either of the schooners.

List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886 #

Schooner ALBACORE. Of 361 tons Register. Built Port Dalhousie, Ont. 1872. Homeport, St. Catharines, Ont. 134.6 x 23.9 x 12.0 Owned by Bryce Muir of Port Dalhousie, Ont., Shipowner

List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada, 1874 #

Schooner ALBACORE. Official Canada No. 74380. Of 328 tons Register. Built Port Dalhousie, Ont. 1872. Homeport, St. Catharines, Ont. 136.5 x 26.3 x 11.4 Owned by Bryce Muir of Port Dalhousie, Ont.

List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898 #

Schooner ALBACORE. Official Canada No. 74380. Of 327 tons Register. Built Port Dalhousie, Ont. 1877 [sic]. Home port, Bowmanville, Ont. 136.5 x 26.3 x 11.4 Owned by John Ewart and W.A. Bradshaw, of Torontot, Ont.

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