The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Morning Light (Schooner), U16410, aground, 1 Sep 1871

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Schooner MORNING LIGHT, cargo stone, ashore at Point Mouther; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      VESSELS ASHORE. - Capt. McFarlane, of the steamer HURD, reports seeing a vessel ashore at Point Mouiller, a place not far below Gibralter, Lake Erie. She was fore and aft rigged, apparently loaded, with no assistance at hand. Later intelligence proves her to be the schooner MORNING LIGHT, of Chicago, laden with stone, for Marquette, Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, September 11, 1871

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      THE SCHOONER MORNING LIGHT IN PORT. - The schooner MORNING LIGHT, which got ashore and was scuttled a night or two since at Point au Moulin, has been raised and taken to Detroit by the tug GEORGE N. BRADY. She has gone into Clark's dry dock.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, September 13, 1871

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
Freight: stone
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.01643 Longitude: -83.18298
William R. McNeil
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Morning Light (Schooner), U16410, aground, 1 Sep 1871