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Lillie May (Scow), aground, 3 Oct 1871

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VESSEL DAMAGED - The scow LILLIE MAY, which was one of the two that grounded at the head of Hog Island by being towed on, was liberated at noon Wednesday and taken to Clark's dry dock for repairs. Her jibboom and head gear were carried away, besides other damages of a minor character.
      VESSELS GROUNDING. - During the thick weather which has prevailed for some time past on the rivers during the night time, quite a number of vessels have grounded at different points, and navigation has become seriously retarded....
The schrs. ANNIE SHERWOOD, WATTS SHERMAN and LILLIE MAY, with grain and lumber cargoes, respectively, were in a tow run on the head of Belle Isle, Detroit River, and in the melee, by running foul of each other, more or less damage was sustained.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, October 6, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.34004 Longitude: -82.98047
William R. McNeil
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Lillie May (Scow), aground, 3 Oct 1871