The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Moonlight (Schooner), U90719, leak, 11 Mar 1875

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The new schr. MOONLIGHT, which was loaded with wheat last Fall at Milwaukee, and is now lying near Elevator A, is said to be leaking badly; one report says at the rate of 7 inches per night. The leak is supposed to have been caused by a strain in consequence of resting upon the bottom. It is possible that she may have to discharge cargo and go into drydock for repairs, as soon as the ice leaves the river. The cargo, which has sustained no damage as yet, belongs to the owners of the vessel.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 12, 1875 3-5

The leak in the schr. MOONLIGHT, laid up at Milwaukee, is not so bad as first reported, and she will not have to go into drydock for repairs. A defective bolt is probably the cause of the leak.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 15, 1875 3-5

Schooner MOONLIGHT. U. S. No. 90719. Of 777 tons gross; 738 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1874 by Wolf & Davidson.
Owned by J.C. Gilchrist. Home port, Vermillion, O. 206.0 x 33.6 x 14.0. Repaired 1896. Built of Oak.
      Great lakes Register, 1900

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Moonlight (Schooner), U90719, leak, 11 Mar 1875