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Perry (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner PERRY (C), cargo 5,700 bushels of wheat, ashore at Port Gramby, C.W. Total.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

The schooner PERRY is ashore at Port Gramby, with a cargo of wheat. Insured
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 6, 1856

      . . . . .

The Schooner PERRY - This vessel was sunk during the great storm on Tuesday She was lying at Port Gramby, about nine miles from this town, taking in a cargo of wheat, when the gale sprang up, there being no protection for her at that port, several attempts were made to get her away, but all proved unsuccessful. The waves dashed her against the pier, until finally she sank. She had about 7,500 bu. of wheat on board, it will be nearly all lost, it was owned by Mr. W. Burnham of this town and is fully insured. The vessel is owned by Messrs. J. Brown and Wm. Marshall of this town. - Port Hope Guide.
      Toronto Globe
      November 11, 1856

Schooner PERRY, 206 tons. Lost Lake Ontario 1856
      Hist. of the Great Lakes
      by Beers . . . . .

PORT GRAMBY. -- We understand that the pier at Port Gramby, in the Township of Clarke, is almost completed, which will offer a good place of embarkation for the produce & Ect., of that neighbourhood, & we are glad to hear that our indefatigable townsman, David Smart, Esq., is the first in the field to take advantage of this new commercial facility, by paying Port Hope prices for wheat delivered there for shipment.
      Port Hope Advertiser, Oct. 4.
      Toronto Globe
      October 8, 1848

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $8,500
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.90012 Longitude: -78.46624
William R. McNeil
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Perry (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1856