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Lillie Parsons (Schooner), U15509, aground, 26 Oct 1871

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Schooner LILLIE PARSONS, cargo railroad iron, ashore at Point Au Pelee; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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ASHORE. - The schooner LILLIE PARSONS is reported at Point Pelee. She was laden with railroad iron and bound up. There was no water in her hold when the dispatch was sent.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, October 27, 1871

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AT POINT AU PELEE. - The schooner LILLIE PARSONS, also ashore at this place will probably be raised in a day or two, as she lies in a favorable position, secure from injury by the weather, on the east side of the point.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 30, 1871

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SCHOONER LILLIE PARSONS' DAMAGES. - This craft, which was relieved from her groundings at Point au Pelee, Sunday, went into dry dock at Detroit, Monday. Her damages are a loss of a centreboard and rudder. The cause of her going ashore was the breaking of her anchor. She will be caulked before going into commission again.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, November 1, 1871

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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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: railroad iron
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Lillie Parsons (Schooner), U15509, aground, 26 Oct 1871