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Mary E. Perew (Schooner), U16325, aground, 29 Nov 1875

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The schooner MARY E. PEREW went ashore in the Straits of Mackinaw and by brave efforts of the people on shore her crew were rescued from perishing in the cold. Her decks were completely covered with ice and the seas were breaking over her. The vessel has a large hole in her bottom made by a rock which came through her. She will prove a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, December 1, 1875

Chicago, Nov. 30. -- About 40 vessels are ashore on Lake Michigan in more or less disabled condition..
      Sheboygan, Wisc. Nov. 30. -- The schooner SWEETHEART, MARY E, PEREW and FRANCES PALMES, GRENADA are ashore here. The PEREW will probably be a total loss. Her crew were nearly frozen,when rescued by the citizens.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Wednesday, December 2, 1875

      The schooner MARY E. PEREW has been raised by the wreckers.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, December 7, 1875

SCHOONERS ASHORE -- From the captain of the schooner GROTON it is learned that the schooner GRENADA is still on the bottom at Duncan City. She has a cargo of stucco on board. She is said to be in good condition. Steps are now being taken to raise her and take her to Manitowoc. The captain also states that the schooner MARY E. PEREW, which is ashore on Cheboygan Point with a cargo of coal, has been examined by Captain Kirkland, of the wrecking tug LEVIATHAN, who thinks she can be raised without much trouble. She is still in the same condition as she was last fall. --- Chicago Journal.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, May 19, 1876
THE MARY E. PEREW. -- A final effort will be made at once to rescue the MARY E. PEREW, sunk in the Straits. The insurance tug SMITH, with steam pumps, is preparing for work.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, May 20, 1876
The schooner MARY E. PEREW has been rescued from Duncan Reef and brought to Duncan City.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, June 10, 1876
Schooner MARY E. PEREW. U. S. No. 16325. Of 337.80 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1880/81

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.64696 Longitude: -84.47448
William R. McNeil
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Mary E. Perew (Schooner), U16325, aground, 29 Nov 1875