Alabama lighter capsizes in Mobile Bay during a squall and two men drown
The small schooner Pioneer was transporting a load of railroad iron from the larger ship Windsor Forest into the port of Mobile in Alabama. She was struck with a sudden squall and capsized. Of the six men in her crew, four were rescued and two drowned. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 531.