The schooner Alert, Connors, master, belonging to Messrs. Baine
Johnston & Co., from St. John's to Fortune bay, put into St. Mary's on
the 10th instant in distress. She had repaired damages there, and was
ready for sea at the date of our letter. December 1864

Harbour Grace Standard and Conception Bay Advertiser 1864 from the website of "Paper Record"