The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Plover (Schooner), U19680, sunk, 1 Oct 1871

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Schooner PLOVER, cargo wheat, sunk in Lake Superior; total loss; crew saved.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      FOUNDERED ON LAKE SUPERIOR. - A telegram received today from Lewis B. Joy,
Duluth, reports the schooner PLOVER, bound down, loaded with grain, as having foundered on Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, October 18, 1871

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STRUCK A ROCK. - The schooner PLOVER, which recently sunk on Lake Superior, it is ascertained struck a rock off Mamainse. She is a total wreck.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 23, 1871

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Schooner PLOVER. U. S. No. 19680. oF 282.67 tons. Home port, Cleveland. O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 47.033333 Longitude: -84.783333
William R. McNeil
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Plover (Schooner), U19680, sunk, 1 Oct 1871