The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Tibbetts (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1873

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Capt. Driver writes from Muskegon that the schr. JOHN TIBBETSstruck the south pier at Muskegon Monday morning and rapidly filled with water. I think she will be a total wreck. She is insured in the Northwestern for $3,500.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 18, 1873 3-7

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The JOHN TIBBETS is lying alongside the pier at Muskegon with 2 ft. of water over her decks. The wreckers are at her and she will soon be gotten out of the way if she is not raised. Whether the hull is worth repairing is not known.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 24, 1873 3-5

The schr. TIBBITS which sunk in Muskegon harbor, has been raised. Her damages are not serious as supposed.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 8, 1873 4-2

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
William R. McNeil
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John Tibbetts (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1873