american PSS Morning Star (+1868)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion paddle-steam
date built 1862
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 1141  grt
dimensions 74.1 x 10.4 x 4.3 m
material wood
engine 60.5 x 132" vertical beam (Walking-Beam) engine 38' paddle wheels, 2 firebox boilers
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IMO/Off. no. 16463
about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 20/06/1868  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  32~45rank: 609
about people
builder
Turner A., Trenton (Mi)
engine by
[1] Secor T.F. & Co., New York
[2] Detroit Locomotive Works , Detroit
last owner
[1]Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Co., Michigan
PSS Morning Star (+1868)
period 1868 ~ 1868
IMO/Off. no.: 16463
prev. owners
[2]Owen J., Detroit
PSS Morning Star
period 1862 ~ 1868
IMO/Off. no.: 16463
captain
no. of crew 23
about the wreck
depth (m.) 16.666 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected yes
war grave
references
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[1]  greatlakesships.org
[2]  boatnerd.com
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 18/09/2011
last update Gothro Phil
last update 20/02/2012
 
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[1] Gothro Phil02/04/2012
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Gothro Phil02/04/2012

On July 28, 1868, the tug SS Coe recovered 2 anchors and 45 fathoms of chain. In September of 1868 a salvage attempt was made and the Morning Star was moved about 10 miles from the spot she sank. Today she sits upright in 60 to 70 feet of water 8 miles north of Lorain Harbor. The huge boiler rises 30 feet from the bottom, and her walking arm and lower portions of the paddle wheels are reasonably intact.

The decks are collapsed or missing, and the mowing machines that once could be seen off her starboard side have been covered with silt or moved.
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Lettens Jan19/09/2011On the night of 20th June 1868, the steamer PSS Morning Star, with passengers and cargo, collided with bark Cortland, carrying iron ore, 21 mi. NNE of Vermilion. The Morning Star sank very quickly and took many lives with her, the Cortland drifted about 0.75 mile southwest and sank an hour later.

The cause of the accident may be that Cortland was not carrying all her navigation lights. For weeks after the disaster, bodies washed ashore on Lake Erie.

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