The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. J. Hill (Propeller), U77002, aground, 1 Apr 1897

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Chicago, April 24 - The heavy fog over the upper lakes today is proving to be disastrous to shipping. The stm. J.J. HILL, bond from Chicago to Lake Ontario with grain, is ashore at Long Pt., Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 25, 1897 3-1

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Kingston, April 25 - The stm. J.J. HILL, ashore on Long Pt., west of this place, was released today by the Donnelly Wrecking Co. and arrived at 6:00 under her own steam. The cargo is not much damaged.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 26, 1897 3-1

      Steam screw JOHN J. HILL. U. S. No. 77002. Of 974 gross tons; 786 tone net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1892. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 176.0 x 40.9 x 17.1
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.933888 Longitude: -76.892777
William R. McNeil
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J. J. Hill (Propeller), U77002, aground, 1 Apr 1897