- 1871 May 24 Maiden trip Manistee – Chicago, 352,531′ lumber.
- 1871 Jul 7 Enrolled Grand Haven, MI.
- 1872 Jul 8 Owned H. Witbeck & Co., N. Ludington Co. & Menominee Lumber Co., Milwaukee, WI.
- 1873 Sep 22 Owned Menominee Barge Line, Milwaukee.
- 1876 Owned M. R. Lumber Co., Chicago.
- 1878 Apr 29 Owned Menominee Barge Co.
- 1879 Owned M. R. Lumber Co.
- 1894 Owned Fred Carney et al.
- 1898 Oct 15 Waterlogged off Racine, WI; crew rescued by lifesaving service; raised; converted to barge.
- 1900 Towed by OSCODA with IDA CORNING.
- 1915 Mar 30 Owned Oscar E. Parks, Michigan City, IN; agent for Hamilton Transportation Co.
- 1916 Oct 19 Wrecked, Lake Erie.
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Loss of American Vessels Reported during
1917. Merchant Vessel List of U. S. 1917 #
FILER, D.L. Schooner Barge, U. S. Number 35311, Built 1871 of 357 Tons Gross. With 7 persons aboard the vessel foundered on Oct. 20, 1916, 3 miles due East of the Bar Point Light, Detroit River, Mich., six persons lost their lives. The vessel is a total loss.
Buffalo Daily Courier
November 4, 1916 #
CAPT. TROTTER TRYING TO RECOVER VALUABLE CARGO.
Capt. Trotter of the Trotter Towing & Wrecking Company expect to make an effort to salvage the coal cargo off the sunken barge FILER when he completes the salvaging of the steamer TOPEKA in the Detroit river. The latter work has been interrupted by the steamer SAMUEL MATHER when she hit the wrecking outfit in a fog on Tuesday, but the work will be resumed tomorrow, Trotter expects.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898 #
Schooner D.L. FILER. U. S. No. 35311. Of 357 tons gross; 339 tons net. Built Manistee, Mich., 1871. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 156.6 x 30.0 x 10.0