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Lilly E. (Schooner), U15872, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 12. -- The gale has subsided, the wind-bound fleet has got away, and tonight the wind is light from the southwest. Private advices received here today stated that the schooner LILLY E., which left here Friday night with part of a cargo of oats, was ashore at Manistee and high and dry. She is insured for $7,000 in the Thames and Mersey, Continental and Union. - - - Inter Ocean.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

Private advices received here state that the schooner LILLY E. which left here on Sunday night with part of a cargoof oats, was ashore at Manistee, and high and dry. She is insured in the Thames, Mersey, Continental, and Union. - Milwaukee Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

Manistee, Mich., Nov. 26. -- The schooner LILY E. was hove off the beach at 5 o'clock this morning. The sea made so fast she had to be scuttled. The crew of nine men was taken ashore by the life-saving crew. -- Inter Ocean.
      J.W. hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

Schooner LILY E. U. S. No. 48279. Of 191.59 tons gross; 182.61 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1869. Home port, Manistee, Mich. 123.6 x 25.6 x 8.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

Schooner LOUISA McDONALD. U.S. No. 15872, of 191.51 tons gross; 182.01 tons net. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. Changed name to LILY E. on June 1, 1883.
      List of Vessels Whose Names Have been
      Changed under the Act of March 2, 1881
      U. S. Merchant vessel List, 1885

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.24445 Longitude: -86.32425
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Lilly E. (Schooner), U15872, aground, 1 Nov 1883