The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bertie Crowell (Schooner), aground, 8 Oct 1884

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Cleveland. -- The little schooner BERTIE CROWELL, owned by W. E. Ransom, Esq., of this city, went ashore at Point Marblehead yesterday and is a total loss. She is being stripped. The BERTIE CROWELL was built at Sandusky and was a very staunch little boat. She measured 20 tons and was valued at $1,000. No insurance. Capt E. T. Whitney of Geneva was sailing her. The crew were taken off by Captain Clemons and his life savers.
      Marine Record
      October 9, 1884

The scow O. M. KEYS and the schooner BERTHA CROWELL went ashore on the north side of Marblehead just below the lighthouse yesterday morning, and were dashed to pieces.
      Sandusky Register
      Thursday, October 9, 1884
      The schooner BERTHA CROWELL which went ashore at Marblehead yesterday is a total wreck. The scow O. M. KEYS that went aground at the same time was got off.
      Sanduaky Register
      Friday, October 10, 1884

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Bertie Crowell (Schooner), aground, 8 Oct 1884