The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Iona (Scow), aground, 18 Oct 1868

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      The schr. IONIA, from Dunville, with a cargo of 4,000 bu. barley, collided with the schr. WM. GRANDY, owned by N.C. Winslow of this city, on Friday night (10/16), when off Silver Creek. The crew of the IONIA immediately after the collision jumped aboard the GRANDY and abandoned their vessel to the sea. It is supposed she has gone ashore in the neighboor hood of Silver Creek. It may be she is the vessel seen by the baggage master of the Lake Shore Railroad on Saturday. The crew of the IONIA came into port on the GRANDY and Saturday afternoon were in persuit of lines and a tug to go after their abandoned vessel. The cargo of barley was consigned to Murray & Lynde of this city and was fully insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1868 3-4

      The scow IONIA laden with barley from a Canadian port for Buffalo, on Saturday went ashore on the beach, about 10 miles this side of Dunkirk. The tug DRAGON went to her assistance got her off, and yesterday afternoon brought her to this port. The IONIA lost her mainmast and her foresail, and had a good portion of her bulwarks stove in. Her cargo was not damaged.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 19, 1868 4-2

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: barley
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Iona (Scow), aground, 18 Oct 1868