The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert Mills (Propeller), sunk, 27 Nov 1891

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Detroit, Nov. 27. -- It is reported here today that the steamer ROBERT MILLS is sunk off Bar Point in 19 feet of water.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, November 27, 1891
      The steamer ROBERT MILLS which was sunk off Bar Point yesterday was bound up, having cleared Thursday from Erie for Chicago, and evidently struck the obstruction on which the steamer GRECIAN was damaged last summer, and which was afterwards located by Capt. McKay and Capt. John Swainson, who found it to be part of the same nest of boulders located on the chart, but extending three-eights of a mile further south than is indicated, thus bringing it to within a very short distance of the regular course. Due notice was given at the time, and the place was marked with buoys, which have doubtless been carried away by this time. The ROBERT MILLS was built in 1888 at Buffalo, and bears the name of the senior member of the firm that built her and owned her. She registers 1,573 net tons, is valued at $120,000, and is insured for $100,000,
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, November 28, 1891

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Robert Mills (Propeller), sunk, 27 Nov 1891