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O. H. Perry (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1853

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PERRY, O.H. Schooner, wrecked near Point Betsy, Lake Michigan, cargo lumber. Property loss $6,500
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

The Milwaukee Wisconsin, learn from one of the crew of the three-masted schooner OLIVER H. PERRY, that this vessel went ashore last Friday week at Point Betsey, opposite the Manitou Island, on the east shore of lame Michigan; the PERRY was owned in Detroit, and was on her way from Saginaw to Chicago, with a load of lumber. The vessel is a total loss; part of the crew, and two women were left on the beach short of provisions and in need of succor.
      Buffalo Courier
      November 14, 1853
Schooner O.H. PERRY, 3 mast. of 406 tons.
      Commerce of the Lake Region
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 19, 1848
Schooner O.H. PERRY, of 406.40 tons.
      Vessels Enrolled & Licensed in the District of Detroit, 1849
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 30, 1849
Schooner OLIVER H. PERRY. Of 406.40 tons. Built Detroit 1847 by Mnace, S.W. ?? Home port, Detroit. Three masts, scroll head. 150.0 x 26.0 x 11.0 Owned by Ben. G. Stinson, of Detroit; and J. S. Andrews, (as Captain,) and D.W. Donahoe of China, St. Clair County.
      Detroit Enrollment , No. 20 of 1847, dated June 5, 1847.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.69111 Longitude: -86.25537
William R. McNeil
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O. H. Perry (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1853