The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harvey Bissell (Bark), U11281, aground, 29 Nov 1870

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About midnight Friday the bark HARVEY BISSELL, bound from Chicago to Buffalo, with a cargo of wheat, ran ashore on Pt. au Pelee, the mate having mistaken the point light. She was found by the tug KATE MOFFAT about 3:00 Saturday afternoon, leaking badly, and with 4 ft. of water in her hold. The tug came up late Saturday night for a steam pump and lighter, and expected to return to the assitance of the bark as soon as possible. The bark seemed to be hard on, and is in a bad condition. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 29, 1870 3-5

      The bark BISSELL which was ashore at Pt. Pelee has been got off and gone into drydock at detroit with a cargo on board. She has about 8,000 bushels grain on board. She will repair and then proceed to Buffalo with her cargo wet and dry all in her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 30, 1870 3-6

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: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Harvey Bissell (Bark), U11281, aground, 29 Nov 1870