The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mina (Scow), adrift, 1 Nov 1867

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The scow MINA while loading with lumber at Rondeau was driven ashore, and grounded on the beach. Seventeen men commenced unloading the lumber after the storm ceased, and when she was nearly unloaded she floated out to sea with the men on board, the sailors being ashore for supper, and without compass or provisions or any means of controlling the vessel, as the center-board was out of order and could not be lowered, the vessel leaking all the time and requiring the pumps to be going constantly. In this way she floated across the lake to Fairport, where the men got relief, the leaks were stopped and the vessel taken back to the port she had left. It was a cold and hungry joke on the poor fellows.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Saturday, November 30, 1867

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Reason: adrift
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
William R. McNeil
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Mina (Scow), adrift, 1 Nov 1867