The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harvey Bissell (Bark), U11281, sunk, 1 Jul 1871

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Bark H. BISSELL, sprung a leak at Point Au Pelee, and sunk in 14 feet of water; got up.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      SUNK. - A special despatch from Detroit, dated today, says that the bark HARVEY BISSELL, timber laden, from Toledo, sprung a leak and was towed in shore by the tug WILLIAMS. She sank in fourteen feet of water, eighteen miles below Malden. A steam pump has been sent from Detroit to her assistance.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, July 31, 1871

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      THE SCHOONER HARVEY BISSELL. - The tug KATE WILLIAMS, which left Detroit on Monday with a steam pump to raise the above schooner, returned Tuesday for a more powerful pump. She has left again for the scene of the disaster with a 41 inch (?) Worthington on board.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, August 3, 1871

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Schooner HARVEY BISSELL. U. S. No. 11281. Of 496.86 tons gross; 472.02 tons net. Built Toledo, O., 1866. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 162.4 x 33.6 x 12.4.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Harvey Bissell (Bark), U11281, sunk, 1 Jul 1871