Hercules (1854)
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"The Hercules wrecked. During the gale of Wednesday, the scow Hercules, with a cargo of bark from Charlevoix for Milwaukee, waterlogged and capsized a mile and a half northeast of Sheboygan. Her crew was taken off by the tug Sheboygan, which was alongside when the vessel capsized. The life-saving crew went to her, and the tugs Sheboygan and Minnie Clark towed her to the beach at South Point. It is thought that the vessel and a good part of the cargo will be a total loss." "The abandoned schooner was driven on the beach some four miles to the southwest and soon broke up. The life-savers, however, the next day (15th) pulled to the wreck and managed to save some of the sails and rigging..."
 
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