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Harvey Bissell (Schooner), U11281, aground, 24 Nov 1905

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Alpena, Nov. 25. - The barge HARVEY BISSELL dragged anchors while in shelter near Middle Island last night, and went on the rocks near False Presque Isle. A big hole was stove in the bottom and the vessel has filled with water. The crew is safe. The tug JOHN OWEN has been sent to the wreck.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 25, 1905

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      Alpena, Nov. 28. - A 48-hour gale is sweeping over the upper end of Lake Huron, and several accidents to shipping are reported. The barge HARVEY BISSELL, which tied to an outer dock, has been broken to pieces by the storm.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 28, 1905

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Schooner HARVEY BISSELL. U.S. No. 11281. Of 496 tons gross. Built 1866. Foundered November 28, 1905 at Thunder Bay, Mich. with 6 persons on board. No lives were lost.
      Loss of American Vessels During Fiscal year 1906
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906
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
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.06168 Longitude: -83.43275
William R. McNeil
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Harvey Bissell (Schooner), U11281, aground, 24 Nov 1905