The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Minot Mitchell (Schooner), U16641, 1 Nov 1880

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Schooner MINOT MITCHELL. OF 141.03 Tons. U. S. No. 16641. Home port, Chicago.
      Merchant Vessel List, 1871
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MINOT and her cargo[Captain Meagher owning the other third], was in Chicago yesterday. He has visited most of the harbors on this lake, and has head from others, and comes to the conclusion that Captain Meagher did not sell the cargo and run away, but that the vessel and her crew of three men were lost in one of the fall gales somewhere at the foot of the lake. He said captain meagher resided near Milan, Ohio, and leaves a wife and four children. The two seamen were shipped in the St. Clair River. Mr. Aiken had seen them on board, but does not know their names. Vessel and cargo were worth$1,700, and there is no insurance. The gentleman greatly regrets that he cast suspision upon Captain Heagher, and says he never expected reporters would see his letters of inquiry sent to Chicago.
      Captain Meagher was a man of about 40 years of age, had always been straightforward and upright in his dealings, and had many friends. Up to a few years ago he had sailed some of our largest and best vessels, but of late had carried on lake trading in small craft for Mr. Aiken, taking an interest, and had made considerable money,
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1880

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
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Minot Mitchell (Schooner), U16641, 1 Nov 1880