The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bermuda (Schooner), sunk, 1872

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Murphy, of Detroit, succeeded in raising the schooner BURMUDA, which has been lying under water near Grand Island for the past eleven years. He towed her into Murray's Bay when the chains slipped and she sank in four fathoms of water. Marquete Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 1, 1883

Murphy Brothers are just in receipt of a dispatch announcing the final recovery of the Schooner BERMUDA, which has been an abandoned wreck for the past twelve years. She was found imbedded in clay and sand to the depth of five feet. The raising of this wreck may be rightly conceded the most important wrecking feat of the season. She will be brought here for repairs. - - - Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 8, 1883

The tug KATE MOFFAT arrived here Monday evening from Lake Superior, where she has been engaged in efforts to recover the schooner BURMUDA, wrecked a Grand Island some years since, but has been unsuccessful, and returned with the pontoons.
      Marine Record
      October 9, 1884

The wrecking tugs which have been at work on the schr. BERMUDA, which sank with a cargo of ore at Grand Island about 14 years ago, have abandoned her. She lies in 27 ft. of water. The ore secured is enough to pay the expenses.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      October 9, 1884 2-4

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Reason: sunk
Freight: ore ?
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.51661 Longitude: -86.66683
William R. McNeil
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Bermuda (Schooner), sunk, 1872