The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jane Ralston (Schooner), U12790, aground, 13 Apr 1887

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The Tug MARTIN SWAIN, left Detroit Thursday night for the relief of the barge JANE RALSTON, which is aground on Stoney Island.
      The Marine Record,
      Thursday, April 14, 1887 p.1

The Steambarge COTTRELL, Capt. Phil Rice, has arrived here (Marine City) with his first cargo of coal. She had the misfortune to get hot while towing the JANE RALSTON down, just above Stony Island. The RALSTON drifted on the Island and was so badly damaged that she had to be taken to Detroit and docked for repairs.
      The Marine Record,
      April 21, 1887 p. 4

Schooner JANE RALSTON. U. S. No. 12790. Of 260.54 tons gross. Home port, Gibralter, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.12588 Longitude: -83.13215
William R. McNeil
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Jane Ralston (Schooner), U12790, aground, 13 Apr 1887