Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 35, Number 5446, 9 September 1868
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Marine Disaster.
Captain King, master of the schooner A. J. Burr, makes the following report : Sailed from hence for Russian river August 31st: September Ist, at 4:30 a. it., when about five miles southeast from the Farallono Islands, sprung aleak, and as the water was over the cabin floor before we were aware of her being aleak, got the boat out. immediately, and then tried to free the vessel of water, but found it a matter of impossibility, as she filled and went down head foremost in about half an hour's time, having been able to save only a portion of our clothing. Tho A. J. Burr was 43 tons register, and was owned by C. Johnson of Suisun and C. Randall of this city. She came from New York via Straits of Magellan, under sloop rig, in 1853.




Daily Alta California, Volume 20, Number 6750, 8 September 1868
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Disasters
Capt King, Master of the schr A. J. Burr, makes the following report : Sailed from San Francisco for Russian River Aug 31 Sept 1, at 4:30 A M, when about 5 miles S E from the Farallone Islands, Sprung aleak, and, as the water was over the cabin floorbrfore we a aware of her being a leak, got the boat out immediately and tried to free the vessel of water, but foud it to be a matter of impossibility, as she filledl and went down head foremost in about a half hour's time, having been able to save only a portion of our clothing. We started for the Farallunes, which place we reached in safety at 12 M. Sept 2,sighted the wreck about 2/1/2 Miles S. E. from the island; went off to her, but being unable to do any good returned to the island. Sept 6. at 8 A. M., started for the city, arriving at 11 P M .The crew, consisting of four men, returned wiith the captain in the schooners yawl. The A J Burr was 43 ton register, and was owned by C Johnson, of Suisun, aud C Randall, of this city. She came from New York, via the Straights of Magellan,under sloop rig, in 1853.