November 26, 1888

Long Beach

Brig Alice carrying sugar.
"An eye-catching note on activities near Strawberry Hill after the gale on November 25-26, 1888, appeared in a Boston newspaper column. 'The brig Alice has been completely stripped by wreckers and others. All that remained this afternoon was the hull, which has been robbed of its copper sheathing and ironwork. The masts were cut away this morning.'

The brig, ashore with general cargo and sugar, was picked clean. The captain later visited the wreck area and warned that 'the owners would make efforts to recover all the goods removed, allowing of course lawful salvage to those in whose possession they are found.' The value of the Alice was $5000, covered by adequate insurance. Miscellaneous cargo consigned to the Provinces had a value of $8,000 to $10,000. Reclaiming material from Hull homes would itself cause a tempest."

Robert F. Sullivan, Shipwrecks and Nautical Lore of Boston Harbor