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Moonlight (Schooner), U90719, aground, 1 May 1896

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Marquette, May 21 - The tug GILLEN had moved the stranded schr. MOONLIGHT a length and a half today when the 9 inch hawser parted. It is quite certain now that with fair weather the MOONLIGHT can be released tomorrow.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 22, 1896 5-1

The schooners KENT and MOONLIGHT are to be towed to Cleveland from Marquette for repairs. J.C. Gilchrist's intention to purchase them is reiterated.
      Evening Wisconsin
      May 26, 1896
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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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.54354 Longitude: -87.39542
William R. McNeil
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Moonlight (Schooner), U90719, aground, 1 May 1896