The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Light (Propeller), U18114, 28 Feb 1861

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The pleasant weather of the present week has produced considerable activity along the river. The NORTHERN LIGHT has been removed from her winter quarters to Hanna, Garritson & Co.s new dock, and is being painted and thoroughly refitted for the coming season. She is three years old and was built by Laffeineier & Steven. She is one of the best boats on the lakes. H. G. & Co,s Line will probably commence to run about the middle of April. The following will be the list of officers of the NORTHERN LIGHT the coming season:
Capt. John Spaulding; 1st. Mate, Mr. Murch; 3rd. Mate, Alex. McFarlane; Clerk, not appointed; 1st. Engineer, Thomas Quick; 2nd. Engineer, not appointed Steward, A.B. Bunker.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 28, 1861

Steam Screw NORTHERN LIGHT. U. S. No. 18114. Of 744 tons. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1858. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. DISPOSITION:-- Rig changed to a barge April 23, 1873.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      the Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Northern Light (Propeller), U18114, 28 Feb 1861