The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harvey Bissell (Bark), U11281, aground, 1 Dec 1867

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Bark HARVEY BISSELL, ashore at Point Abino; got off.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie.
      Toledo Blade, December 21, 1867

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      Buffalo, December 10. - Bark ashore at Point Abino, Lake Erie, supposed to be the HARVEY BISSELL laden with 33,500 bushels of corn bound for this port.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Wednesday, December 11, 1867

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      The tug O.L. NIMS which returned from Long Point after 9 days absence, assisting the Canadian schr. NEW DOMINION, reports the H. BISSELL as having been driven ashore above Point Abino in the snow squall on Monday night. The NIMS immediately returned to her assistance.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 11, 1867 3-3

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      The tug JONES arrived yesterday afternoon having in tow the Canadian schr. BAY QUEEN with a cargo of corn on board taken from the BISSELL. She will return for more.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 14, 1867 3-4

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: aground
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
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Harvey Bissell (Bark), U11281, aground, 1 Dec 1867