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Grace M. Filer (Schooner), U85312, aground, 1 Oct 1883

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Dispatches were received in Chicago yesterday announcing that the schooner GRACIE M. FILER had been driven ashore at Cedar River. She is on the beach, but can be lightered off, and work toward that end would be commenced at once. The FILER has a cargo of lumber for Chicago. She measures 237 tons, was built by William W. Bates in 1874, rates A 2, and is valued at $10,000. Michelson, of Chcago, is the owner. The insurance on the hull is : Thames and Mersey, #5,000; Continental, $3,000.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, Sept./Oct., 1883

The schooner GRACE M. FILER, which went ashore at Cedar River, Green Bay, last week, arrived in Chicago on monday morning, having experienced very little damage. -- Chicago Report
      Marine Record
      Oct. 25, 1883

Schooner GRACE M. FILER. U. S. No. 85312. Of 237.07 gross tons; 225.22 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1874. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 128.9 x 27.5 x 9.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.4097 Longitude: -87.35151
William R. McNeil
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Grace M. Filer (Schooner), U85312, aground, 1 Oct 1883