Frank W. Wheeler (Schooner), U120577, sunk, 30 Sep 1885
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The schooner FRANK W. WHEELER, owned by Capt. Forbes of Port Huron, sprung a leak from some unknown cause on Lake Superior, about 10 miles north of Au Sable and sunk at 12 noon on Sept. 30. The vessel is a total loss. There was no loss of life.
Port Huron Daily Times
Friday, October 2, 1885
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Schooner F. WHEELER, of Port Huron and of 775 tons, sunk on Lake Superior with a cargo of ore, September 30, 1885. Total loss. Value of loss $45,000.
Total Losses on the Lakes, 1885
December 7, 1885
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Schooner FRANK W. WHEELER. U.S. No. 120577. Of 797.48 tons gross; 775.00 tons net. Built 1884 at West Bay City, Mich. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 190.0 x 34.8 x 15.6
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1885
FRANK W. WHEELER. Built 1884 Schooner - Wood
U. S. No. 120577 797 gt -775 nt 190' x 34.8' x 15.6'
Foundered on Lake Superior, September 1885.
Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
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- Reason: sunk
Hull damage: $45,000
Remarks: Total loss
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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