MORNING STAR (1868, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1868
Official Number:
90363
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sheboygan, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Hamilton & Neville
Original Owner:
Christian Raab & T.A. Long
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
117.5'
Beam:
26.16'
Depth:
9.42'
Tonnage (gross):
217.74
Final Disposition
Final Location:
East side, South Fox Island.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
11 Dec 1899
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound Charlevoix, MI - Chicago, IL, stranded & broke up in a storm.
History

1868, Jun 23 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1872 Chartered by Mr. Slocum to re-chart Lake Michigan after charts of Lake Michigan were destroyed in October 1871 Chicago fire.

1872, Nov 28 Ashore & capsized north of St. Joseph, MI; 1 crewman missing.

1874 Broke centerboard, Lake Michigan.

1876 Owned Captain Campbell, DePere.

1879, Jul 12 Readmeasured, 118' x 26.42' x 8.75', 205.43 gross tons.

1880 Major repair.

1887 Rebuilt at Manitowoc, WI.

1894, May 19 Ashore & waterlogged at Chicago, IL.

1899, Dec 11 Wrecked, Lake Michigan.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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MORNING STAR (1868, Schooner)