The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
N. G. (Scow), waterlogged, 20 Jul 1855

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The scow N. G., Capt. H.P. Cooper, bound from Fremont to Buffalo, with 18 M. staves for Hosmer of that port, while off Avon Point, last Friday, sprung a leak and became waterlogged; she capsized, and the crew clinging to the hull were saved. After remaining in this position for about three hours, her foremast being carried away, she righted and drifted ashore. She belongs to Reuben Hitchcook, of lake County.-----Cleveland Plain Dealer
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 26, 1855

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CRITICAL POSITION ON THE SCOW N. G. AND CREW. - Capt. Morris, of the scow OAK, arrived here yesterday from Cleveland, reports falling in with the scow N. G. on Saturday last, about eight miles below Black River in a critcal position during a severe gale. The scow was on her beam-ends, and every sea was washing over her. Capt. M. could see five persons lashed to the rigging, but could not get close enough to render assistance, in consquence of the
heavy gale and sea. He then ran to Black River to procure a life boat, but found it inpossible to make the harbor as the piers were completely inundated by the waves, and he was obliged to run into Sandusky Bay for his own safety. The wind was off shore, and the N. G. began drifting out into the lake, having lost her deck load of staves.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 26, 1855

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Reason: waterlogged
Lives: nil
Freight: staves
Remarks: Recovered
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William R. McNeil
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N. G. (Scow), waterlogged, 20 Jul 1855