The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Virginia Purdy (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1859

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A TOTAL WRECK. -- The Detroit Free Press says: " that the vessel which was driven on the Point au Pelee Island two weeks ago today, was the VIRGINIA PURDY, of that city. At the time, she was on her way from Oswego to this port with 100 barrels of water-lime, the most of which has been lost. The vessel proves to be a total loss, and has been stripped and abandoned. Her owners offered the (?) to the captain of one of the tugs if her would get it off, but it was not worth the trouble. It is said that there was no insurance on her."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 7, 1859

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Reason: aground
Freight: water-lime
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.781388 Longitude: -82.657777
William R. McNeil
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Virginia Purdy (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1859