Wheeler, F. W.

1887                                      F. W. Wheeler                                    1893

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 31
Launched June 7, 1887

2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine,

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 4, 1887 (#94)
265.5 x 40.5 x 19.4, 1687.89 GT, 1175.05 NT     US 120676     to:
David Whitney Jr., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1887

Transferred 1891 to Whitney Transportation Co., Hamtramck MI

Stranded Dec 3, 1893  three miles off Michigan City IN in blizzard.  No lives lost.  Enroute from Buffalo NY to Chicago IL with cargo of coal.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 20, 1893.






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