MORNING LIGHT (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
16410
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Presley & Stevens
Original Owner and Location:
William Hea, Chicago, IL.
Power
Power:
Sail
Dimensions
Length:
127.98'
Beam:
26.07'
Depth:
10.77'
Tonnage (old style):
331
Final Disposition
Final Location:
5 miles south of Ludington, MI.
Lake Michigan.
Date:
23 Nov 1882
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Lumber.
Notes:
Bound Manistee, MI - Chicago, IL, driven ashore & wrecked in a storm.
History

1857, Mar Launched.

1857, May 7 Enrolled Chicago, IL.

1857, Oct 15 Grounded Point Pelee, Lake Erie; cargo corn; released by MICHIGAN, repaired Detroit Dry Dock.

1860, Apr 17 Sank in collision with schooner L.M. MASON near Bois Blanc Island, Detroit River, corn laden ; raised by tug ELLIOTT.

1861, Nov Collision with brig QUEEN OF THE NORTH on Detroit River.

1865, Apr 10 Remeasured Chicago, 225.92 gross tons.

1867, Mar 18 Owned Prenderville.

1868, Feb 20 Owned William O'Brien, Chicago.

1869, Aug Collision with schooner EVELINE BATES at Marquette.

1871, Sep Aground at Pointe Mouille, Lake Erie with stone; scuttled & raised by tug GEORGE N. BRADY; repaired Detroit Dry Dock.

1871, Oct Aground at Detour, MI, Lake Huron; released by tug MASTERS.

1872 Owned William Stewart, Detroit.

1876, May 5 Owned P. Barrett & L.S. Smith, Buffalo, NY; large repairs.

1879, Apr 1 Owned Thomas Birch, Buffalo, NY.

1880 Towed by BENTON.

1882, Jul 5 Sunk at St. Helena, Lake Michigan; released by tug WINSLOW; repaired.

1882, Nov 23 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 LIGHT (1857, Schooner)