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John B. Lyon (Propeller), U76199, aground, 10 May 1892


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Sand Beach, May 11. - Steamer JOHN B. LYON, with 120,000 bushels of oats from Chicago went ashore at 8 o'clock last night at Forest Bay on rocky bottom. Tug CHAMPION got her afloat, but in working out the steamer backed on another reef. She is a foot out aft and six inches forward. Schooner QUIMBY has gone to lighten her cargo. Lighters are also coming here from Port Huron. Indications are for a gale and the boat may suffer severely.
      The LYON is owned by Frank Perew of Buffalo and is worth $100,000, fully covered by insurance.
      Port Huron, May 11. - Every effort is being made to save the LYON, ashore near Sand Beach, before a gale sets in. Three tugs left here for the wreck this morning. She is in a bad place and swift work is required.
      Chicago, May 11. - The LYON's cargo is 90,000 bu. oats, 24,000 bu. corn. Nothing held by Chicago Underwriters except cargo.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, May 11, 1892

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      Sand Beach, May 12. - So far as can be seen the steamer JOHN B. LYON is resting easy. She is full of water and her cargo will be nearly a total loss.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, May 12, 1892

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      It is said the damages to the steamer JOHN B. LYON will foot up nearly $15,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, may 27, 1892

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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
Hull damage: $15,000
Cargo: inc.
Freight: oats, corn.
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1892
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17209
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.9014 Longitude: -82.68327
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John B. Lyon (Propeller), U76199, aground, 10 May 1892