The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Herschel (Schooner), U42525, aground, 1 Sep 1873

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At the time of the collision of the prop. RUSSIA and stm. JOHN DIX Friday morning, one of the barges, the HERSCHEL, in tow of the latter, broke loose and attempted to sail through to this port. On arriving near Pt au Pelee, during the night following, she run ashore near the Dummy, and soon after commenced leaking. She is laden with 14,568 bu. wheat from Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 16, 1873 3-5

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      The barge HERSCHEL was reported still on at Pt. Pelee on Sunday evening, and no assistance was at hand. The MAGNET, which went to her relief, was no where visible. The HERSCHEL was in a perilous position, and it is doubtful if she has survived the southwester.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 17, 1873 3-5

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The schr.-barge HERSCHEL, recently ashore at Pt. Pelee, has been got off and taken to Malden. She was lightered of part of her cargo, which is being reshipped.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 19, 1873 3-5

Schooner HERSCHEL. U. S. No. 42525. Of 238 tons gross; 226 tons net. Built New jerusalem, Ohio 1872. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 121.8 x 27.4 x 9.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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Reason: aground
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Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.872777 Longitude: -82.582777
William R. McNeil
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Herschel (Schooner), U42525, aground, 1 Sep 1873