Cause of Loss: collision with the bark Cortland. 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.
8 miles north of Lorain, Ohio
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.
1862 at Trenton, Michigan by Alvin A. Turner;
LORAN: 43752.7 57246.6 GPS: 41 36.813 82 12.531
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Also known as
passengers, mowing machines, pig iron, boxes of glass and cheese, stone, oil, etc.