The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harvey Bissell (Schooner), U11281, aground, 21 May 1883

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The barge CLEMATIS broke up at Lakeport on Tuesday morning. The deck and spar floated to this port about 5 p.m.. She was built at Cleveland by LaFrenier in 1863. She was once a tug.
      The scow O.T. WILCOX was wrecked near Port Crescent, Lake Huron, on Sunday night. All were saved.
      The schooner BISSELL is aground at E. Saginaw, but was released.
      The schooner PETREL wrecked near Milwaukee - 3 drowned.
      Schooner SAILOR BOY ashore near Bay View, Lake Michigan.
      Schooner LILLIE E. ashore on Jones Island, Milwaukee.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, May 23, 1883
      East Tawas, Mich., May 18. -- The schooner HARVEY BISSELL went ashore at 3 o'clock p. m. about two hundred feet west of the East tawas Salt & Lumber Co.'s dock. They have got lines to the dock. A sea is rolling against her from the southwest, but as the bottom here is sandy she will probably sustain but little damage, though her load of coal and railway iron may have to be lightered.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1883

Schooner HARVEY BISSELL. U. S. No. 11281. Of 496.86 tons gross; 472.02 tons net. Built Toledo, O., 1866. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 162.4 x 33.6 x 12.4.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41947 Longitude: -83.95081
William R. McNeil
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Harvey Bissell (Schooner), U11281, aground, 21 May 1883