Cordelia McMinn
North American Missing Persons Network
Cordelia McMinn

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 12, 1976 from Hanalei, Kauai County, Hawaii
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 110-115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Case Number: 12-2953

  • Details of Disappearance
    John and Cordelia told family they would be leaving Hawaii in May 1976 on their 25 ft Trimaran, the DRUM. The couple planned to sail from Hawaii to Washington State. Neither have been seen or heard from since.

    Homemade brown class Trimaran with white hulls and gold trim. The "Drum" carries 4 sails, a main sail with the number 188 on it, a working jib, a Genoa jib and a drifter sail. All sails are white except the drifter sail, which resembles a spinnaker, is light weight and consists of pale rainbow colors. The name "Drum" is written in script on the port and starboard quarter of the ouriggers aft in green paint. There is green water line stripe. The main cabin has two round portholes on the port side and no portholes on the starboard. Forward and aft on the main cabin is an oval window. The cock pit is center aft. The cabin sides are painted gold. The top is painted gold, and the front of the cabin is painted white. The "Drum" has winches on the port and starboard aft deck of the cabin that are visible at sea. The "Drum" carries an 8' plastic dinghy, normally mounted on top of aluminum struts used to separate the main hull from the outriggers. The main cabin is 6' wide and the outriggers are 2' wide and evenly spaced 3' from the cabin. The "Drum" is approx. 25' long and 16' wide (total including outriggers). The "Drum" contains a self-steering vein which is large piece of plywood, painted white, and can be mounted on top of the rudder. Hawaiian registry #HA4674C appears on both sides of the main hull bow.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lake Oswego Police Department

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