He died at age 42 when the steamship Evening Star
sank during a hurricane off the coast of Georgia, 185 miles east of Tybee. His brother Robert L. Finger
was chief engineer and survived the sinking.
He was listed as Lansing Finger
first assistant engineer. The ship was en route from New York to New Orleans. - read compiled newspaper articles
- bapt record Claverack church recs vol 4 page 2
Found him on the 1850 Albany Ward 4, Albany, New York census (img 36) as Alanson Finger
age 25, engineer.