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Laura Miller (Schooner), U140856, sunk, 8 Oct 1899

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The little schooner LAURA MILLER lies sunk in the lake outside of Toledo. The MILLER had a cargo of 120 tons of coal and was bound for Port Huron. With the schooners MOTT and QUIMBLY she formed the tow of the tug HIGGIE. The schooner started a leak as soon as the piers were creaded and soon went down to the bottom. No lives were lost. The vessel is owned by F.M. Potter of Harbor Beach and measures 58 tons.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 9, 1899

Schooner LAURA MILLER foundered on Lake Erie, October8, 1899.
      Casualty List for 1899
      Duluth Evening Herald
      December 13, 1899
Schooner LAURA MILLER. U. S. No. 140856. Of 55 tons gross; 52 tons net. Built Chicagi, Ill., 1886. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 75.0 x 18.6 x 5.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
William R. McNeil
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Laura Miller (Schooner), U140856, sunk, 8 Oct 1899