The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Lillie (Schooner), capsized, 30 Jun 1853

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LILY, JOHN Schooner, capsized off Chicago, got up and repaired. Property loss $500
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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ANOTHER VESSEL CAPSIZED. - The schooner JOHN LILLIE with a cargo of
lumber, from Michigan, was capsized in the squall of Saturday afternoon, three miles
from land, nearly off Gross Point. The propeller POCAHONTAS fell in with and
took off the crew all safe. The steamer MICHIGAN was going to her assistance on
Saturday evening.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, July 6, 1853

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      The JOHN LILLIE, which was capsized by the squall Saturday last, was fell in
with the brig S.F. GALE, righted up and pumped out, and the steam tug FRANKLIN
went down to her Sunday morning, and towed her into this port about noon the same
day. She appeared to have sustained very little injury. - Chicago Tribune
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, July 8, 1853

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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John Lillie (Schooner), capsized, 30 Jun 1853