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Lillie Parsons (Schooner), U15509, 26 Sep 1868

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A new vessel called the LILLIE PARSONS, built and launched recently, at Tonawanda, passed here yesterday afternoon, and is a very fine specimen of naval architecture. She is unsurpassed for strength on the lakes, and presents an excellent model and good fitout. She is painted green with 2 white stripes and is fore-and-aft rigged. A remarkable feature about this craft is that she will carry about 17,500 bu. corn. Her length is 131 ft. on deck, 26 ft. beam and 10 ft. hold. She was built by Parsons & Humble of the above place, and hails from Buffalo. - Det. Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 26, 1868 3-4

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ARRIVAL OF THE NEW SCHOONER 'LILLIE PARSONS' -- Among the large number of arrivals at this port on Wednesday was the fine new schooner LILLIE PARSONS, which for symmetry of model and build compares favorably with any of the new vessels which have reached
this harbor during the present season of navigation. The PARSONS was constructed at Tonawanda, N. Y., and was launched on the 15th. of September. She has a carrying capacity of 250,000 feet of lumber, 500 tons of coal, or 18,000 bushels of corn. Her cargo consisted
of 470 tons of coal, with a draught of only nine feet and two inches of water. She is wire rigged, and, we understand, is for sale by Captain W. H. Rounds, Marine Inspector of the AEtna Insurance Company, 86 LaSalle St. Her dimensions are as follows - Length on deck, 131 feet; breadth of beam, 26 feet, and depth of hold, 10 feet. She is in command of
Captain M. M. Polland, a navigator of experience, and a gentleman in every respect.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, October 2, 1868

Schooner LILLIE PARSONS. U. S. No. 15509. Of 267.40 tons. Home port, Oswego, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Lillie Parsons (Schooner), U15509, 26 Sep 1868