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Millard Fillmore (Schooner), C16395, collision, 20 Apr 1863

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Schooner MILLARD FILLMORE, collided with the schooner KELPIE, off Sheboygan, Lake Michigan.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      COLLISION. - The schooner MILLARD FILLMORE, when about 30 miles from Milwaukee, to which place she was bound, collided on the moring of the 20th with some unknown vesse; bound down. The FILLMORE was seriously damaged, having her stern smashed and bowsprit carried away, and will cost about $600 for repairing damages.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, April 24, 1863

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Schooner MILLARD FILLMORE. U. S. No. 16395. Of 291.70 tons gross; 277.12 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1864. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 139.0 x 26.1 x 10.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
Schooner MILLARD FILLMORE. Of 385 tons [old style measurement] Built Buffalo 1856 by Bidwell & Banta. Owned by A. English. Home port, Chicago. Value $11,000 Class A 2 REMARKS - Rebuilt in 1864
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1866

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $600
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.75083 Longitude: -87.71453
William R. McNeil
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Millard Fillmore (Schooner), C16395, collision, 20 Apr 1863