The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Moonlight (Schooner), U90719, aground, 28 Sep 1895

Full Text

      Yesterday's Gale On The Upper Lakes One Of The Worst Storm In Years.
      Five Steamers Aground Near Detroit And a Barge Gone To Pieces Near The "Soo".
      Fears For The Schooner CONDOR -- Excursion Steamer's Plight.
Chicago, Sept. 30. - Yesterday's storm on the lakes was one of the most violent and destructive of recent years. No less that 18 vessels have been reported stranded at various points, while reports continue to be received of others flying signals of distress.
      At Milwaukee the schooner CONDOR is long overdue, and grave fears are felt for her safety. Thirteen persons narrowly escaped drowning when the steam barge KERSHAW went on the reef at Chocolay Beach, breaking completely in two.
      Five steamers are grounded near Detroit, and the barge R.J. Henry went to pieces on the rocks near Sault Ste. Marie. Several vessels lost deck cargoes and also were stripped of all canvas, steering gear, etc.
      The excursion steamer PURITAN, with 40 passengers, has returned to this city, having been unable to land at St. Joseph on account of the heavy sea which was running. Three attempts were made to land, but each time the boat was caught in the trough of the sea and whirled about as though it were an egg shell.
      The captain said he has never seen such rough weather on the lake before. The passengers were thoroughly frightened but no one was in any way injured.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, September 30, 1895

      . . . . .
The steamer KERSHAW and her two consorts, the MOONLIGHT and the KENT, were driven ashore near the mouth of the Choclay River near Marquette early Sunday morning. The KERSHAW struck the reef and broke in two but the crew were rescued. The consorts' crews walked ashore.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, september 30, 1895
      . . . . .
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

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.50105 Longitude: -87.3582
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Moonlight (Schooner), U90719, aground, 28 Sep 1895