The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Illinois (Propeller), aground, 28 Sep 1849

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The various craft that were on the lake last night had a severe time of it. About nine o'clock in the evening, a furious gale sprung up, which continued without cessation until morning. Several vessels which left port for the west were compelled to put back, and the propeller ILLINOIS and brig SAGINAW, both loaded with wheat, were driven ashore below the pier, in attempting to enter the harbor during the height of the gale. The propeller, however, succeeded in getting afloat this morning, and is now in port, but the brig is hard aground, and will have to be lightened before she can be got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, September 28, 1849 p.2

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Illinois (Propeller), aground, 28 Sep 1849