The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Miner (Schooner), 1 Mar 1866

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SHIPBUILDING AT DETROIT. - The following statement is taken from the Tribune:
      John Stupinsky's Yard. - A schooner for Capt. John Miner is being constructed for the grain carrying trade, 140 feet in length over all, 26 feet beam and 10 feet 6 inches depth of hold. She will be ready to launch very soon, and will carry 18,000 bushels of grain.
      As soon as the above referred to craft is completed, Mr. Stupinsky contemplates resuming work upon a new tug which is in frame, and complete her for use. Her dimensions are 100 feet in length, 18 feet beam, and 10 feet depth of hold.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 7, 1866
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JOHN MINER, schooner of 276 tons (new tonnage), built at Detroit 1866 by J. Stupinsky. Owned by J. Higgie. Home port, Chicago. Value $20,000 Class A 2. Remarks - 3 masts.
      Board of Marine Inspectore
      1871 Classification List
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John Miner (Schooner), 1 Mar 1866