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Herald (Schooner), dismasted, 20 Sep 1858

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Schooner HERALD, dismasted off Point Aux Barks. Property loss $500.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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DISMASTED. - Capt. Dickson, of the Propeller PLYMOUTH, reported seeing the
schooner HERALD, loaded with lumber, dismasted near Point au Barques, Lake
Lake Huron. A Tug went from the river to her assistance.
      Cleveland Morning leader
      September 25, 1858

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      MARINE DISASTER. - The schooner HERALD of Cleveland, Capt. Honeywell,
left East Saginaw last Sunday evening, on the passage down, heavily laden with
lumber. About 4 o'clock next morning when abreast Point Aux Barques she was
struck by a squall and both her masts and all her sails and rigging were carried away
the mainmast being snapped off near the deck and the foremast twisted off just
below the crosstrees leaving the vessel perfectly helpless.
      The Captain was below at the time, as were all the crew, except those on duty,
and the occurrence was so sudden and unlooked for that no help could be mustered
in time to prevent the disaster. The anchor was lot go and the vessel lay to until
assistance came. In the meantime all the sails, rigging, and the mainmast, (which
had gone overboard) were secured. She was towed to this port by the steam tug
JOHN OWEN, of Port Huron.
      No one was lost or injured, nor any part of the cargo lost. - Cleveland Review,
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, September 28, 1858

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Herald (Schooner), dismasted, 20 Sep 1858