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Morning Light (Schooner), U16410, aground, 1 Oct 1857

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MORNING LIGHT Schooner, ashore on Point Pelee. Property loss $3,300.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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MORNING LIGHT Schooner, ashore on Point Pelee. Got off. Property loss $5,000.
      Chicago Daily Press
      1857 Casualty List

ASHORE. -- The Detroit Free Press say the MORNING LIGHT, bound from Oswego to this port with 800 barrels of salt, ran ashore at Point Pelee on Saturday morning, in a heavy fog. The tugs RESCUE and RELIEF have gone to her assistance.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 15, 1857

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      SCHOONER MORNING LIGHT. -- The Detroit Tribune says the United States steamer MICHIGAN, Com. McBain arrived at Detroit on Wednesday morning, from Point au Pelee, having in tow the schooner MORNING LIGHT. The MICHIGAN went down on Monday for the purpose of pulling her off, but before arriving there she had got afloat by heaving at her anchors. She has gone into dry dock for repairs. Her injuries are merely nominal.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, October 30, 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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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
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Morning Light (Schooner), U16410, aground, 1 Oct 1857