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D. L. Filer (Schooner), U35311, sunk, 20 Oct 1916


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FILER, D.L. Schooner Barge, U. S. Number 35311, Built 1871 of 357 Tons Gross. With 7 persons aboard vessel foundered Oct. 20, 1916, 3 miles due East of the Bar Point Light, Detroit River, Mich., six persons persons lost their lives. Vessel a total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported during
      1917. Merchant Vessel List of U. S. 1917


      CAPT. TROTTER TRYING TO RECOVER VALUABLE CARGO.
      Capt. Trotter of the Trotter Towing & Wrecking Company expect to make an effort to salvage the coal cargo off the sunken barge FILER when he completes the salvaging of the steamer TOPEKA in the Detroit river. The latter work has been interrupted by the steamer SAMUEL MATHER when she hit the wrecking outfit in a fog on Tuesday, but the work will be resumed tomorrow, Trotter expects.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 4, 1916


Schooner D.L. FILER. U. S. No. 35311. Of 357 tons gross; 339 tons net. Built Manistee, Mich., 1871. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 156.6 x 30.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 6
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1916
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Local identifier:
McN.W.7415
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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D. L. Filer (Schooner), U35311, sunk, 20 Oct 1916