The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Herzynia (Scow), aground, 12 Oct 1867

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The scow HERZYNIA, of Cleveland, is ashore about 4 miles above Port Stanley. There are no tidings of the crew as yet. She is laden with hardwood timber and staves. The foremast is gone and the deck washed up, the canvas very much torn and the deck load all gone. She is lying about 50 ft. from the bank.
      Detroit Post
      October 12, 1867

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The Post has already given an account of the loss of the scow HERZYNIA, of Cleveland. The following account of the disaster was given by the captain of to vessel. The HERZYNIA, of Cleveland, Capt. W.M. Holly, waterlogged on the night of Wednesday, 15 miles off the village of New Glasgow. She was loaded with hickory for Buffalo. The crew consisting of 8, left the vessel when nearly filled with water, in the boat, which leaked so badly that it kept 2 men constantly bailing the water out to keep them from drowning. They got safe to land, however, and desire to express their great thanks for the kind treatment received from the people of New Glasgow. The vessel was insured for $1,000.
      Detroit Post
      October 16, 1867

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Reason: aground
Freight: timber, staves
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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Herzynia (Scow), aground, 12 Oct 1867