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Oliver Lee (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1857

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Barque OLIVER LEE, stranded in the Straits of Mackinaw - total loss. Property loss $25,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty list)

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ASHORE. -- The Detroit Advertiser reports the schooner OLIVER LEE ashore at Old Mackinaw, and the MIRANDA ashore on Bois Blanc Island. The tug SALVOR was at work on the MIRANDA.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 13, 1857

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      BARK OLIVER LEE ASHORE. -- The bark OLIVER LEE, which left this port about ten days since, with a cargo of oats, is ashore at Old Mackinaw. Capt. Palmer, of the TONAWANDA, peports that the propeller SALVOR was at work on her with a lighter, and he thinks the propeller SALVOR on Tuesday towed the bark into Mackinaw. She is insured in the Northwestern, and part of her cargo is insured in the Buffalo Mutual. -- Chicago Press, 13th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 16, 1857

      THE OLIVER LEE. - The wrecking schooner CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL, Capt. Van Norman, arrived this morning with the chains, anchors windlass, &c., of the barque OLIVER LEE, lost last fall behind Mackinac. The MARSHALL leaves for Erie.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 24, 1858

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      A black fore-and-after is reported ashore at McGulpins Point, not far from where the OLIVER LEE was wrecked two years ago.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 10, 1860

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: oats
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.78029 Longitude: -84.79283
William R. McNeil
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Oliver Lee (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1857