The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John B. Lyon (Propeller), U76199, aground, 12 Nov 1887

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Chicago.---The steamship JOHN B. LYON, grain laden for Buffalo, got aground when leaving port on Saturday, and in releasing herself three of the buckets were broken off her wheel. She was towed to the Fulton Elevator and had a sufficient quantity of her cargo taken out to enable her to get in to one of Miller Bros. drydocks, where she is getting new buckets put on her wheel.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 17, 1887 p. 1

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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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
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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, aground, 12 Nov 1887