The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Morning Star (Schooner), 1 Jul 1868

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NEW VESSEL - The new schooner MORNING STAR, has arrived at Milwaukee from Sheboygan, at which place she was launched a short time since. She is the property of Mr. Christain Raab and Capt. T.A. Long, who commands her. She has three masts, has a carrying capacity for 180,000 feet of lumber, and 14,000 bushels of grain. Captain Long was last season master of the schooner FANNIE AND FLOY. The Milwaukee Sentinel has the following:-"The new schooner MORNING STAR, of Sheboygan having been chartered to load with wheat for Oswego, was measured on Wednesday, and found to be upward of an inch to wide to pass through the locks of the Welland Canal. She was designed by her owners with a view to engaging in the canal trade, and their contract with the builders, we understand, called for a vessel of the proper width. The failure to make her so will cause a heavy loss to the owners, and besides prove very annoying otherwise."
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, July 4, 1868

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Morning Star (Schooner), 1 Jul 1868