The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Miner (Schooner), U12686, gale damage, 23 Sep 1878

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The schooner MARY LUDWIG and C. J. ROEDER and propeller HEATH, all recently in trouble, are in port. They will undergo repairs as soon as they are unloaded. The ZACK CHANDLER, from below, is leaking, as already announced lost a man overboard outside. Several of the lower lakers are making water and will have to be docked.
Among others, the schooner JOHN MINER came in yesterday with a cargo of lumber, she showed signs of having been in the late blow, as some of her jibs and other sails were on deck, awaiting repairs.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Monday, September 23, 1878
      Schooner JOHN MINER. U. S. No. 12686. Of 273.32 tons gross; 259.6 tons net. Built at Detroit, Mich., in 1866. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 134.4 x 26.0 x 10.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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John Miner (Schooner), U12686, gale damage, 23 Sep 1878