The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Morning Light (Schooner), U16410, 1 Mar 1857

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The "MORNING LIGHT," fore-and-after has been launched from the yard of Presley & Stevens. She is owned by William Hae, Chicago and Captain A. Davis of this city, who will sail her. She measures 125 feet keel, 26 feet beam, 10 feet 6 inches hold, and about 335 tons. She can pass the canal, and is a fine vessel in every respect. -- Cleveland Herald
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, March 24, 1857

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MEASUREMENT OF VESSELS. -- The Cleveland Herald says: The officers at the Custom House measured the following new vessels just built at our ship yards, viz; the schooner MORNING LIGHT, built by Stevens & Presley for Capt. A. Davis, master of the barque STANNARD, and Wm. Hae, of Chicago Her dimensions are, length 127.88 feet; beam 26.07; hold 10.77; tonnage 331 and 68.95ths. tons.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, April 13, 1857

Schooner MORNING LIGHT. U. S. No. 16410. Of 225.92 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant vesel List, U. S., 1880/81

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Morning Light (Schooner), U16410, 1 Mar 1857