The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Morning Light (Schooner), U16410, aground, 24 Nov 1882

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      [Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean ]
Ludington, Mich., Nov. 24. -- The schooner MORNING LIGHT is a total wreck five miles south off this port. She cleared at noon yesterday from Manistee with lumber from Ed. Buckleys, Manistee, to Beckford , Knox & Co., Chicago, and when the storm struck her she tried to make this port, but could not see the light. The life-saving crew from here got alongside, and took off two men, but capsized, and all swam ashore. The cook jumped overboard and swam to the shore. The tug ALDRICH towed out the surf-boat with a life-saving crew, and late in the afternoon rescued the remaining four men from the wreck. The MORNING LIGHT is owned by her captain, Thomas Burch, and Loraine Smith, of Buffalo, and insured for $5,250. There is another wreck above Big Point Sable, but no news can be got tonight.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
NOV. 24 -- Schooner MORNING LIGHT, near Ludington. Crew saved.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882

Schooner MORNING LIGHT. U. S. No. 16410. Of 225 tons gross. Built Cleveland, O., 1857. Stranded Lake Michigan, Nov. 24, 1882.
      Herman Runge List


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.95528 Longitude: -86.45258
William R. McNeil
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Morning Light (Schooner), U16410, aground, 24 Nov 1882