Moonlight was built in 1874. In addition to service in the Great Lakes, Moonlight also sailed in the Atlantic Ocean. She sank in September 1903 in a storm while hauling iron ore out of Ashland, Wisconsin. Being used as a tow barge, the Moonlight was being pulled by a steamer named Volunteer. Both ships were loaded with iron ore in Ashland, and were headed for their destination when a violent storm erupted, and busted the seams of the Moonlight's hull.