The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Illinois (Steamboat), aground, 1 Sep 1854

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ILLINOIS Steamer, ashore on Thunder Bay Island, Jettisoned whole cargo to get off. Property loss $25,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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STEAMER ILLINOIS ASHORE.---We received by telegraph, last evening, the following dispatch, dated
      Detroit, Sept. 20, 1854 -- 7 P.M.
The steamer ILLINOIS is reported on the rocks at Thunder Bay.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, September 21, 1854

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The steamer ILLINOIS, reported ashore at Thunder Bay Islands, has reached Cleveland in safety.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, September 23, 1854

The schooner NAVIGATOR, Clawson, Master, broached at Michigan Harbor, and is full of water. She is fully insured, The schooner F.C. WILLIAMS, Bone, was run into by the steamer WESTERN WORLD, at Buffalo, and sunk, She was loaded with coal. The HARRIET ROSS was ashore at Point Abino, but was sound. Schooner ISABELLA, owned by M.B. Scott, laden with 2,000 barrels of salt, went ashore, Tuesday, near Dunkirk; insured for $5,000. The new steamer ILLINOIS, reported wrecked, is safe.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Friday, September 22, 1854

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Lives: nil
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William R. McNeil
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Illinois (Steamboat), aground, 1 Sep 1854