The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Dec, 1876


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THE PERRY AND HER SEASON'S WORK. - The revenue steamer PERRY has been laid up for the winter. The past season has been an active one for her officers and crew. Seven thousand, one hundred and twenty-five miles have been steamed; 383 vessels boarded (not with marine glasses), 21 of which were reported for violations of the law; 7 vessels in distress were assisted and 12 lives and property to the value of $57,500 were saved through her efforts. She has also performed considerable duty in connection with the life-saving service. All of the supplies at each of the four stations on Lake Erie have been transported and delivered by her, and her commanding officer has superintended the construction of all, or nearly all, of the building at the several stations. During the month of June the vessel was sent to Lakes Huron and Michigan (the cruising grounds of other revenue vessels) to locate the life-saving stations and perform other services. Her small boats have also been actively employed. Tours of observation, mainly for the purpose of detecting smugglers, were of frequent occurrence, and in all there were 969 miles of this service. - Erie Dispatch.


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Date of Original:
14 Dec, 1876
Local identifier:
GLN.4904
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Dec, 1876