The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Morning Star (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1872

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Detroit, Nov. 29 - The gale which subsided last night was a severe one. The following disasters are reported on Lake Michigan: - The schooner MORNING STAR was capsized and driven ashore with the loss of one man. The schooner SOUVENIR is ashore at Pentwater, with all hands lost. The schooner CORLATT is a total wreck at Pentwater.
      The Toronto Mail
      Saturday, Novemer 30, 1872

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Schr. MORNING STAR of 69 tons. Owned Chicago by Lyman & others. Bound from Chicago to St. Joseph on November 1872. Vessel went ashore near St. Joseph, Lake Michigan. Loss to ship $600. Insurance on ship $400. No cargo.
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      1863 - 1873, Report of U.S. Coast Guard

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      DISASTERS. -- The following marine disasters are reported by telegraph: Schooner SOUVENIER ashore near Pentwater; with all hands lost.
Schooner MINNIE CORLETT is also a total wreck, her crew were all saved.
Schooner MORNING STAR with a load of shingles for Barnes & Wallace is in bottomside up on the beach to the northward of St. Joseph.
      Port Huron Times
      December 5, 1872

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Reason: aground
Lives: 1
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
William R. McNeil
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Morning Star (Schooner), aground, 28 Nov 1872