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Lillie Parsons (Schooner), U15509, dismasted, 4 Dec 1876

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The schr. LILLIE PARSONS arrived here on Saturday evening in tow of the tug MOORE, in a demoralized condition. It seems that last Thursday, when off Port Stanley, she was struck by a squall which carried away all her head gear, foremast, fore-topmast and main-topmast, besides tearing into ribbons the jib-topsail, fore and main gaff topsails, and shattering the fore and mainsail so badly as to render it useless. The weather at the time of the accident was very cold, and nothing but good judgement and excellent management on the part of the captain and hands brought the vessel through. She rode the storm out gallantly, and with what little canvas was left managed to reach Pt. au Pelee, where she was picked up by the MOORE and brought to Detroit. She will discharge her cargo here and be properly repaired. She is owned by Burt Lynch and sailed by Capt. Charles Tift, both of Oswego. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 6, 1876 3-4

DISMASTED. -- The schooner LILLIE PARSONS was dismasted Saturday night, and towed to Detroit by the tug MOORE. The accident happened off Port Stanley. She is owned in Oswego.
      Cleveland herald
      December 6, 1876

Schooner LILLIE PARSONS. U. S. No. 15509. Of 267.40 tons. Home port, Oswego, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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Lillie Parsons (Schooner), U15509, dismasted, 4 Dec 1876