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John S. Minor (Schooner), aground, 15 Oct 1871


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Schooner J.S. MINOR, cargo of oats, ashore near Kincardine; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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THE TRIP OF THE BROCKWAY - The BROCKWAY left Port Huron last week Tuesday and arrived back October 24th. From Captain White we learn the following: The tug left for the relief of the barges BIRCHEAD and MILLS at Goderich, where the weather was very rough. The tug pounded heavily on the bottom at this place but sustained no serious damage. The barges she was after were 5 in number, washed ashore on the beach at Kincardine, the TWILIGHT and BRAINARD. Further on near Fishing Island near Georgian Bay she found the barge JUPITER and barge INDUSTRY which she brought to Chantry Island, where off the pier the schooner LA PETITE was found a total wreck and deserted. The crew had been taken off by the barge BIRCHEAD the week previous. The schooner LUCY AUCHARD was found near Goderich ashore and a total wreck, loaded with telegraph poles. The ADELAID HORTON was also on the pier at Goderich split in two, and of course a complete wreck. One man who was saved from the LA PETITE by the HORTON was wrecked a second time. The owners of the LA PETITE are Messrs. Wickham and Co., of Huron, Ohio. At Kincardine where the tug stopped there were washed ashore the bodies of three negroes, boxes of merchandise and between three and four hundred barrels of flour, probably part of the COBURN's cargo. . . . . . . The recent gales have been the cause of many disasters. The following disasters are reported: Schooner J.S. MINER of Detroit, went ashore Sunday near Kincardine, and has since gone to pieces; schooner DAVID FERGUSON has gone ashore and a total loss; LA PETITE capsized and lost on Lake Huron. . . .
      Port Huron Times
      October 26, 1871

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TO BE GOT OFF.- Notwithstanding the report from Kincardine that the schooner JOHN
S. MINOR had broken up and become a total loss, it has been ascertained that she is but
slightly damaged, and can be got off at no great expense. An expedition will shortly leave
Detroit for that purpose.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 30, 1871

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      SCHOONER JOHN S. MINOR. - This vessel, ashore at Kincardine, Lake Huron, is in a
fair way for recovery, the party which went to her rescue having her about ready to launch.
They report her damages to be very slight, and that she can be placed in good running order
at moderate outlay.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, November 6, 1871


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: oats
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.6224
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.18339 Longitude: -81.63307
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John S. Minor (Schooner), aground, 15 Oct 1871