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Mineral State (Schooner), U90494, aground, 29 Oct 1887

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Alpena.---The schooner MINERAL STATE is ashore at North Point, pounding hard on the rocks, and liable to go to pieces.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p. 4

Schooner MINERAL STATE of 280 tons, Home port, Ogdensburg. Owned by Oades. Built 1873 and classed A 2. On October 29, 1887 vessel with a cargo of corn went ashore on Lake Huron. Property loss, hull $4,500, cargo $14,000.
      1887 Casualty List (Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

Port Huron.---The SUMMER arrived down with the schooner MINERAL STATE. It took two steam pumps to keep her clear. She will unload the balance of the plaster and go in Dunford & Alverson's dock for repairs.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887 p. 5

Schooner MINERAL STATE. U. S. No. 90494. Of 294 gross tons;280 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich, 1873. Home port, Port Huron. 137.0 x 25.8 x 11.5 Crew of 6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,500
Cargo: $14,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Mineral State (Schooner), U90494, aground, 29 Oct 1887