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

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Detroit, Mich., Nov. 12. -- A west gale has been blowing since 4 p. m. yesterday. The propeller JOHN B. LYON is aground on White's Shoal, Lake St. Clair, off Peche Island. The water has gone down sixteen inches since she grounded.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

The steambarge JOHN B.LYON and the boss vessel DAVID DOWS lies grounded at St. Clair Flats. - Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

If the mild weather continues, the underwriter hopes to save several more of the stranded craft. The rescue of the steamship JOHN B.LYON, the HAZARD and ----(part of article )
      Marine Record
      Dec. 20, 1883

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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John B. Lyon (Propeller), U76199, aground, 1 Nov 1883