The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Nov. 15, 1880

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Another Vessel Gone Down
The barge Morning Star lost with seven men.

It is positive that the barge Morning Star, Capt. J. W. Thompson, owned by Hon Kelderhouse of Buffalo, from Toledo with 40,000 bu., of grain was lost on Thursday on Lake Erie with her crew of seven men. The tug Sprague reports at Buffalo that Thursday about fifteen miles above Long Point and about the same distance from the north shore, the barge's two-line parted, and shortly afterwards her foresail blew away. She then set her mizzen to try and get her head to the wind. Shortly afterwards she was lost sight of. The tug ran down under the point for shelter and when the weather moderated went back and searched all around for the barge, but neither saw nor heard anything of her. The lumber barge R. W. Rice reports seeing her masts sticking out of the water about ten miles off Port Burwell, Sunday forenoon, The captain of the Rice knew her well. She was of 498 tons burthen and valued at $13,400.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Nov. 15, 1880