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J. E. Mills (Propeller), U76412, sunk, 4 May 1905

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The McMorran Wrecking Company of Port Huron has contracted to raise the steam barge J. E. MILLS, sunk in Lake Erie, May 4, last.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 2, 1905
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The barge J.E. MILLS is now at Toledo, having been raised from Lake Erie and her cargo taken out. It will cost about $2,000 to rebuild her, and work will be commenced at once.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 24, 1905

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      The little steamer J.K. MILLS of Detroit, owned and sailed by Capt. F.J. Trotter, which sunk in Lake Erie recently, has been raised and will be rebuilt to engage in the packet buisness down the rivers and lakes. It is expected to get her out in about two weeks.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 4, 1905

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Steam screw J.E. MILLS. U. S. No. 76412. of 179 tons gross; 104 tons net. Built Marysville, Mich., 1883. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 108.0 x 23.5 x 7.8 Freight service. Crew of 9. Of 200 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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J. E. Mills (Propeller), U76412, sunk, 4 May 1905