The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John B. Lyon (Propeller), U76199, collision, 1 Jul 1883

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The Schooner J.M. HUTCHISON collided with the propeller J.B. LYON on Sunday morning just inside the piers and smashed in a portion of the latter's stern, she also collided with a coal derrick at Dewey's coal dock when being towed up the north branch of the river and lost her jibboom, bowsprit and headgear. - Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      July 26, 1883

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      The propeller J.B. LYON arrived here Sunday morning having in tow the schr. J.M. HUTCHISON, MASTEN, and C.J. WELLS. The HUTCHISON and MASTEN had lost a considerable amount of canvas and the WELLS some of her bulwarks and was leaking badly. They broke adrift from the LYON about 30 miles off MIlwaukee in a heavy gale, and the WELLS was leaking so badly that Captain Langan, who had his wife on board with him, was compelled to remove them to the HUTCHISON, fearing that the WELLS would go down. - Chicago Report
      Marine Record
      July 26, 1883

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Steam screw JOHN B. LYON. U. S. No. 76199. Of 1710.33 gross tons; 1330.82 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1881. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 255.0 x 38.0 x 20.0. Of 1,426 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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John B. Lyon (Propeller), U76199, collision, 1 Jul 1883