On September 2, 1875 the tug PERRY, 36 tons, built at Rochester, N.Y., in 1869, and bound from Goderich to Midland, was wrecked at Warner Bay, below Cape Hurd. She evidently struck outside Youell Island, rolled over, and drifted into the bay. The wreck now (1970) lies in ten feet of water off the gravel beach on the east shore of the island.
Shipwrecks of the Saugeen
by Patrick Folkes
Other names : built as GEORGE J. WHITNEY, renamed 1869
Official no. : C61125
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, Bidwell, Rochester, NY US#10844
Specs : 72x12x5, 42g 37n
Date of loss : 1875, Sep 10
Place of loss : on Cape Hurd, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She stranded and total loss in a storm which wrecked a number of other vessels including the propellers MENDOTA and EQUINOX. Document surrendered 1/28/76.
Reg out of Montreal and operating out of Toronto. Sold Canadian, 1869.
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Name: [ PERRY ] Location: [MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA ] Registriation: [ 6/1869 ] Date Registered: [ 1869/07/10 ] Official Number: [ 61125 ]
Original Building Information
Built By: [ BIDWELL ROCHESTER ] Built At: [ ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A. ] Date Built: [ 1867 ] Length: [ 72.00 ] Beam: [ 11.50 ] Depth: [ 4.50 ] Gross: [ 41.58 ] Net: [ 36.58 ]
Deck: [ TWO ] Type: [ CARVEL ] Stern: [ROUND ] Gallery: [NONE ] Stem: [ PLAIN ] Frame: [ WOOD ] Propulsion: [ STEAM TUG ] Number of Masts: [ NONE ] Type of Rig: [ NONE ]
Number of Engines: [ONE ] Horsepower: [ 28.00 ] Unit Horsepower: [COMBINED ]
Date Registration Closed: [ 1876/01/28 ] Reason Closed: [WRECKED ... TOTAL WRECK ] Place Closed: [ OF PORT HIND,
Source of Data
N.A.C., RG-42, C-2469, VOL. 322
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes