The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Miner (Schooner), U12786, aground, 1 Jun 1883

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Cheboygan:--The Tug MOCKING BIRD, released the Schooner JOHN MINER from the White Shoals. The vessel ran on in a fog, bound down, and jettisoned 1,500 bushels of corn. The Tug will tow her down.
      Marine Record
      June 23, 1883

Cheboygan, Mich, June 18. -- Arrived - Tug MOCKING BIRD with schooner JOHN MINER. The latter, besides throwing part of her cargo of corn overboard, has a large portion of her remaining cargo wet. There was two feet of water at one time in her hold. She remained on the shoal nearly two days and pounded heavily. It kept the crew pumping to keep her free. She is waiting here for orders.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1883

Schooner JOHN MINER. U. S. No. 12786. Of 273.32 tons gross; 259.66 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1866. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 134.4 x 26.0 x 10.4.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.83723 Longitude: -85.11368
William R. McNeil
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John Miner (Schooner), U12786, aground, 1 Jun 1883