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Lamplighter (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1857

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Schooner LAMPLIGHTER, stranded on Isle Royale, Lake Superior. Got off and towed to Detroit. Property loss $7,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The U. S. Supply schooner LAMPLIGHTER, Capt. T.W. Taylor, was driven ashore on the evening of Friday last on Isle Royale, near the Lighthouse, and will probably prove a total loss. There was a heavy north east gale blowing at the time, and every effort was made by the officers and crew to save this beautiful little craft, but without avail. She has been engaged in the Light-house service during the present season, and was loaded with supplies, all of which were saved and landed at the Lighthouse on rafts constructed for the purpose. The crew were all saved, and Capt. Taylor arrived here yesterday in the steamer ILLINOIS.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 18, 1857

" At Copper Harbor Thursday, saw the IRON CITY, bound up, was lying, and the schooners MERCER and WATCHEABLE. Both were government vessel, and one or both, was bound to Isle Royale, to the wreck of the schooner LAMPLIGHTER."
      Memorandum of NORTH STAR
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, October 6, 1857

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 48.00044 Longitude: -88.83341
William R. McNeil
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Lamplighter (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1857