MOONLIGHT (1874, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1874
Official Number:
90719
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Milwaukee, WI
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Wolf & Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
Hibbard & Vance, Milwaukee, WI.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
3
Dimensions
Length:
205.9'
Beam:
33.6'
Depth:
14.2'
Tonnage (gross):
777
Tonnage (net):
738.16
Capacity:
50,000 bushels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Michigan Island.
Lake Superior.
Date:
13 Sep 1903
How:
Foundered.
Final Cargo:
Iron ore.
Notes:
In tow of VOLUNTEER, broke her hawser & sank in gale.
History

1874, Apr 14 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI; burned outfit at Milwaukee soon after; collision with scow ELLA DORK on Lake Michigan; collision with J.J. CASE in Straits of Mackinaw.

1875, Mar 11 Leaking at Milwaukee, wheat laden.

1876, Mar 2 Owned L.M. Norris.

1881, Oct 6 Ran into east pier of Cleveland harbor, OH, Lake Erie.

1883, May 29 Collided with propeller CONEMAUGH at Milwaukee, WI, Lake Michigan.

1888 Owned William S. Mack et al, Cleveland; towed by steamer CHARLES J. KENSHAW in coal & ore trade.

1889, Apr 26 Collided with Belle Cross' barges off Grosse Point, IL, Lake Michigan.

1889, Jul Towed by D. BALLENTINE.

1890 Towed by C.J. KERSHAW.

1894 Towed by V.H. KETCHUM.

1894, Sep 26 Rescued crew of steamer OHIO after OHIO collided with IRONTON off Presque Isle, MI, Lake Huron.

1895, Sep 29 Ashore in gale, along with barge HENRY A. KENT, Chocolay Reef, off Marquette, MI, Lake Superior.

1896, Spring Released from Reef after various costly attempts; owned Jay Hersley, Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

1897 Towed by CITY OF GENOA & J.C. GILCHRIST.

1898 Owned J.C. Gilchrist & Co, cut down to barge; towed by JOHN CRAIG; chartered Atlantic Transportation Co, to coast.

1903, Sep 13 Foundered off Michigan Island, Lake Superior.

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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