The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct. 3, 1894

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The steamer Manistique has finished loading the machinery of the sunken steamer F. W. Wheeler, near Michigan City, Ind. This has been and expensive and costly job. Besides a lot of preliminary work the tug George H. Parker has been at the wreck two months getting the machinery out.

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The 1688 t. wooden bulker FRANK W. WHEELER (US#120767) ran on a sandbar near Michigan City, Indiana, December 3, 1893 in a blinding blizzard, and became a total loss. Being that she was relatively new (built at W. Bay City in 1888), a great effort was made to salvage her machinery. James Reid took on the job with his big wrecker MANISTIQUE and the tug PARKER, but it turned out to be a more difficult than he bargained for.
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Oct. 3, 1894
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct. 3, 1894