The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frank W. Wheeler (Propeller), U120676, aground, 3 Dec 1893

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The schooner HUNTER SAVIDGE, bound for Sand Beach, went ashore at Hardwood Point at 5 o'clock yesterday morning.
      The steamer F.W. WHEELER, coal laden from Buffalo to Chicago, went ashore near Michigan City at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. The life saving crew took off the crew of the WHEELER. The WHEELER is loaded with 2,100 tons of coal, and left Buffalo on Wednesday morning.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, December 4, 1893 p.1, c.3

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      Steamer F.W. WHEELER stranded Michigan City December 3, 1893. Valued at $95,000. 2,100 gross tons capacity. Owned by D. Whitney. Home port, Detroit.
      Total Losses For 1893
      Marine Review
      December 14, 1893

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The propeller F.W. WHEELER, bound from Buffalo to Chicago went ashore at Michigan City, Indiana at 3:30 o'clock with 2,100 tons of coal on board. She is owned by D. Whitney, Jr. of Detroit. The crew of sixteen was rescued.
      Port Huron daily Times
      Monday, december 4, 1893

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      TheF.W. WHEELER has been abandoned as a total wreck.
      Port Huron daily Times
      Thursday, December 7, 1893

F.W. WHEELER Built May 1887 Bulk Propeller -Wood
U. S. No. 120676 1687 gt -1175 nt 265.5' x 40.5' x 19.4'
Stranded 3 miles from Michigan City, Indiana. Lake Michigan, December 3, 1893.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $95,000
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Frank W. Wheeler (Propeller), U120676, aground, 3 Dec 1893