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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
      Cleveland Leader
      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
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $45,000
Cargo: inc.
Freight: ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.67219 Longitude: -86.14183
William R. McNeil
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Frank W. Wheeler (Schooner), U120577, sunk, 30 Sep 1885