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Kate Bully (Schooner), aground, 4 Oct 1869

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Schooner KATE BULLY, capsized and ashore at Point Sauble, Lake Michigan; a total loss; 6 lives lost.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      Schooner KATE BULLY, of 380 Tons, owned at Sarnia by Bully & others. Bound from Buffalo to Chicago, in October of 1869 vessel capsized and went ashore, a total loss together with 6 lives. Loss to vessel $20,000. Cargo loss $10,000. Insurance on Vessel $20,000. Insurance on cargo $8,500
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes 1863
      to 1873. Report of the U. S. Coast Guard.

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Schooner KATE BULLY, of 300 Tons. Built 1868 at Corunna. Owned by J. Bully. Port of Hail, Sarnia. Class A 1
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register for 1869

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LOSS OF A SCHOONER. - The schooner KATE BULLY owned by Messrs. J. & C. McKenzie of Sarnia capsized in a gale off Point Sable in Lake Huron and the captain H.H. McGlashen; First mate, G. Kennedy; E. Burbett; B. Bully, Thomas Dury and the cook Mary Winslow were washed from the wreck and lost. The rest of the crew were rescued by the schooner BLACK HAWK and taken to Milwaukee. These parties, some of them reside in Sarnia, are all well known there. Capt. McGlashen a Canadian citizen, leaves a wife and helpless family, the mate Mr. Kennedy, a wife and eight children. The schooner was about three years old and had been built at Fromfield, Ont. by Mr. John Bully, who sold her to Messrs. McKenzie. She was insured for $12,000 and a cargo valued at $1,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, October 15, 1869
      NOTE. - (Corunna lies about 5 miles below Port Sarnia on the St. Clair River. - Canadian Gazetteer 1846)

The new steam barge or scow ALLEN BULLY has just been completed at East Saginaw. She is 87 feet long, 28 feet beam, and will draw about 3 feet of water. She will be used for freight, towing &c., on the river until the middle of June, when she will make the attempt to raise the barge KATE BULLY, lost at the head of Manitou Island six years ago, and owned by Mr. Bully.
      Detroit Tribune
      Friday, May 11, 1877

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Kate Bully (Schooner), aground, 4 Oct 1869