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Lizzie P. Betts (Schooner), U16616, sunk, 20 Sep 1897

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Bay City, Mich. September 20, 1897. -- The barge LIZZIE P. BETTS, which was recently purchased by H.L. Coman at Marshal's sale, has gone to the bottom at the east end of Third Street bridge and lies deck to. The oakum in her seams came out, letting the hold fill with water. The BETTS is being stripped and may never sail again.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      September 21, 1897

The barge LIZZIE P. BETTS sunk at Bay City Monday.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, September 21, 1897

Schooner LIZZIE P. BETTS.* U. S. No. 16616. Of 268.63 tons gross; 255.20 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio 1856. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 138.4 x 25.4 x 10.7
      * Formerly schooner MIAMI BELLE
      Merchant Vessel List, 1891

NOTE:- Formerly MIAMI BELLE. Still listed in M.V.U.S.A. 1898.

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.59447 Longitude: -83.88886
William R. McNeil
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Lizzie P. Betts (Schooner), U16616, sunk, 20 Sep 1897