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Millard Fillmore (Schooner), U16395, damaged cargo, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner MILLARD FILLMORE, cargo wheat, damaged cargo in gale on Lake Michigan, 700 bushels.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The schooner MILLARD FILLMORE, from Chicago to this city, with wheat, encountered the gale of November 4th, on Lake Michigan. She shipped several heavy seas, lost her boat, all the hoops off her main-mast, had her cabin and
bulwarks stove and sustained considerable damage to her cargo. She arrived here yesterday.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 14, 1856

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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: damaged cargo
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $300
Cargo: #700
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Millard Fillmore (Schooner), U16395, damaged cargo, 4 Nov 1856