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Minnehaha (Schooner), U91220, aground, 1 Nov 1891

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The wreckers have abandoned and stripped the barge MINNEHAHA, as she is in but three feet of water and icebergs soon will form outside of her. It will require jacking and launching to release her in the spring.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      December 2, 1891

      Capt. James Reid has undertaken to release the barge MINNEHAHA front the beach near Detour, the work to be done by April 1 next.
      The Marine Review
      December 31, 1891

Capt. James Reid will try to release the schooner MINNEHAHA ashore near Detour. It is reported that be will receive about $ 11,000 if the boat is released by April 1, but for every day of delay after that date a reduction will be made.
      The Marine Review
      January 21, 1892

      Port Huron, July 1. -- The schooner MINNEHAHA, which had been ashore all winter on Drummond's island, passed down this morning in tow of the CITY OF LONDON, bound for Cleveland, where repairs will be made. After such a long sojourn in the sand, she looks to be in fair shape.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      July 1, 1892
Cleveland, July 9. -- The survey on the schooner MINNEHAHA, which was ashore near Detour all winter, was finished today. She is constructively a total loss and has been turned over to the underwriters. The wreck will be sold as it is at auction here next Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, July 9, 1892

Cleveland, July 13. - Henry Johnson and Philan Johnson, with other parties interested in the Johnson Fleet of Cleveland, purchased the wrecked schooner MINNEHAHA today at auction for $15,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      July 13, 1892
Schooner MINNEHAHA. U. S. No. 91220. Of 822.80 tons gross; 781.66 tons net. Built Gibralter, Mich., 1880. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 199.5 x 35.1 x 15.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.00002 Longitude: -83.66667
William R. McNeil
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Minnehaha (Schooner), U91220, aground, 1 Nov 1891