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Mineral Rock (Propeller), aground, 19 Oct 1873

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Detroit, Oct. 21 - The steamer MINERAL ROCK and two barges are ashore at White Rock, Lake Huron, and are a total loss. Crew saved, no cargo.
      The Toronto Mail
      Wednesday, October 22, 1873

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      The steam-barge MINER ROCK, formerly the propeller of that name, was overtaken by the storm on Lake Huron Monday afternoon, and while attempting to return to the River St. Clair for harbor, went ashore at White Rock, and with her two barges she had in tow, became a total loss. Her crew were rescued by the tug RESCUE and have since arrived at Port Huron. The MINERAL ROCK with her barges, was owned by Chandler Bros., of this city, and was employed in the lumber freighting exclusively. For several years she was a prominent passenger steamer on the Lake Superior route, belonging to McKnight's Line. She was built at Buffalo by Val Slyke & Notter, and was commissioned in 1856, her burden, old style, being 552 tons. She had double engines, which with her boilers and other machinery will doubtless be saved.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 22, 1873

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.71946 Longitude: -82.60465
William R. McNeil
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Mineral Rock (Propeller), aground, 19 Oct 1873