The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commodore Perry (Cutter), 28 May 1884


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Article concerning trials of the cutter COMMODORE PERRY from the Buffalo Morning Express of May 28, 1884, page 8 column 3 will be found in Newspaper Scrapbook under the above date.




COMMODORE PERRY Built 1884 Revenue Cutter -Iron
USRCS 451 Displ. tons 161' x 25' x 11'
Taken to Coast in 1893. Stranded on Tonki Point, Alaska, in Bering Sea, in 1910.
      Union Dry-dock, Buffalo, Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.


      REVENUE CUTTER PERRY IS COMPLETE LOSS.
      Vessel was Built in Buffalo in 1884 and was Intended for Service on Great Lakes.
Washington, Aug. 2. -- The revenue cutter PERRY, one of the smallest and the oldest of the fleet of that service, ran ashore July 26 at Tonki Point, on the east side of St. Paul Island, one of the Pribiloff group in the bering Sea, and is a complete loss.
News of the loss of the PERRY was telegraphed to the Treasury Department by Capt. Foley, the senior officer of the Bering Sea fleet. In his despatch he reported that the vessel filled with water and that there was no wrecking appliances in the neighborhood.
      Capt. Foley visited the wreck, ordered her stripped and abandoned and her complement distributed to other vessels. There were no lives lost.
      The PERRY was 161 feet long, was built in 1884 at Buffalo, and was originally assigned to duty on the Great Lakes. In 1893 she was transferred to the Pacific coast where she performed valuable duties in Alaskan waters.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 2, 1910
     


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Newspaper
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new vessel, Buffalo &c.
Date of Original:
1884
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McN.E.30
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Commodore Perry (Cutter), 28 May 1884