The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John S. Parsons (Propeller), U76999, aground, 30 Aug 1901

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Kingston, Aug. 29 - The stmr. JOHN S. PARSONS of Chaumont went ashore in Sherwin Bay. She was bound from Oswego to Chaumont with coal. The stranded boat is out a foot astern and lies in an exposed place. It is said the crew mistook Sherwin Bay for Chaumont Bay. Her cargo consists of about 300 tons of coal.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 30, 1901 2-5

Steam screw JOHN S. PARSONS, Steam screw. U. S. Official Number 76999, of 203 tons gross; 138 tons net. Built 1891 at Chaumont, N. Y. Home port, Cape Vincent. 118.0 x 21.4 x 11. Crew of 7. Indicated Horse power 425.
Service, Inland Freight.
      List of Merchant Vessels of the
      United States of America, 1904

NOTE: ex schooner, then steam screw, later tow barge.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.97228 Longitude: -76.17715
William R. McNeil
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John S. Parsons (Propeller), U76999, aground, 30 Aug 1901