Tug PERRY lost near Cove Island. (mention)
September 11, 1875
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On September 2, 1875 the tug PERRY, 36 tons, built at Rochester, N.Y., in 1869, and bound from Goderich to Midland, was wrecked at Warner Bay, below Cape Hurd. She evidently struck outside Youell Island, rolled over, and drifted into the bay. The wreck now (1970) lies in ten feet of water off the gravel beach on the east shore of the island.
Shipwrecks of the Saugeen
by Patrick Folkes
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Other names : built as GEORGE J. WHITNEY, renamed 1869
Official no. : C61125
Type at loss : propeller steam tug, wood
Build info : 1867, Bidwell, Rochester, NY US#10844
Specs : 72x12x5, 42g 37n
Date of loss : 1875, Sept. 10
Place of loss : on Cape Hurd, Georgian Bay
Lake : Huron
Type of loss : storm
Loss of life : none
Carrying : none
Detail : She stranded and total loss in a storm which wrecked a number of other vessels including the propellers MENDOTA and EQUINOX. Document surrendered 1/28/76.
Reg out of Montreal and operating out of Toronto. Sold Canadian, 1869.