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John B. Wilbur (Schooner), U13480, aground, 11 Sep 1902

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The barge WILBOR, in tow of the H.L. Worthington, parted her line and went ashore at Houghton breakwater. She will have to be lightered.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 12, 1902

The schooner JOHN B. WILBOR has been released by lightering her cargo, but is leaking badly.
      Buffalo Evening news
      September 15, 1902

The barge WILBOR has been temporarily repaired and will be towed to Chicago to be drydocked.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 16, 1902

Schooner barge JOHN B. WILBOR. U. S. No. 13480. Of 412 gross tons; 391 tons net. Built Huron, O., 1867. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 163.6 x 30.2 x 11.2 Crew of 6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.12187 Longitude: -88.56901
William R. McNeil
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John B. Wilbur (Schooner), U13480, aground, 11 Sep 1902