The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Herschel (Schooner), U42525, aground, 18 Oct 1898

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The schooner HERSCHEL went ashore on Sulphur Island on Tuesday in the heavy SW gale. She was loaded with lumber and is now a total wreck. The crew were found clinging to the rigging half dead from having been exposed to wind and sea for several hours. The captain got ashore in a yawlboat but the line snapped and the rest of the crew is in serious trouble.
      Port Huron daily Times
      Wednesday, October 19, 1898

The schooner HERSCHEL was released from Sulphur island reef and brought into port at Alpena.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 28, 1898
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
NOTE:-- According to the Herman Runge list, the HERSCHEL became the Canadian schooner HERSCEL in 1816 with the Canadian Number of C 117179.

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Reason: aground
Lives: ?
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.9889 Longitude: -83.41664
William R. McNeil
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Herschel (Schooner), U42525, aground, 18 Oct 1898