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Marshall F. Butters (Propeller), U91408, sunk, 20 Oct 1916

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BUTTERS, MARSHALL F. Steam propeller, Official U. S. Number 91408, built 1882, of 376 Gross Tons. On Oct. 20, 1916, with 13 persons aboard vessel foundered in Lake Erie. No lives were lost but vessel classed as a total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported During 1917
      Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. for 1917

      Cleveland, O., Oct. 20. - The steamer MARSHALL BUTTERS, laden with lumber, foundered in Lake Erie this afternoon during a heavy gale, on the Southeast Shoal near the mouth of the Detroit River.
      Three members of the crew were rescued by the steamer BILLINGS and brought here. The other twelve members of the crew are believed to have been rescued by the steamer HARTWELL, which is bound for Ashtabula.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 21, 1916

      No further tidings of the wreck of the MERIDA were received here yesterday, and according to a dispatch from Cleveland the mast discovered in the vicinity of Southeast Shoal by the Government cutter MORRELL was not that of the MERIDA, but of the wrecked steamer BUTTERS. [part]
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 27, 1916

Steam screw MARSHALL F. BUTTERS. U. S. No. 91408. Of 376.39 tons gross; 229.19 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1882. Home port, Ludington, Mich. 164.0 x 30.0 x 10.0 of 275 Nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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Marshall F. Butters (Propeller), U91408, sunk, 20 Oct 1916