The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago, IL), 6 May 1874, p. 7
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More New Tonnage for the Lakes

A new vessel called the Lewis Ross was launched a day or two since at Port Burwell. She is of full canal size; or about 253 tons burden and well got up. She is owned by Suffel & Smith, who have already laid the keel of another vessel to be of the same dimensions as the Ross, and will be ready for sea on or about Sept. 1.

The schooner Sumatra, built by Messrs. Quells & Peck, at Black River for the Cleveland Transportation Company, was launched on Saturday afternoon. Her dimensions are: Length of keel, 200 feet; breadth of beam, 34 feet; depth of hold, 14 feet. She is to be commanded by Captain W. W. Morse.

The Toledo Commercial says: "The Belle Hanscome, a splendid first-class three-masted schooner, was launched at the ship-yard of J. E. Bailey on Saturday afternoon. Her length is 143 feet, breath [sic] of beam, 26 feet; depth of hold, 11 feet 9 inches; and carrying capacity, 23,000 bushels. She cost about $24,000. The schooner J. E. Bailey, an A No. 1 two-masted vessel, was also launched in about ten minutes after the launching of the Belle Hanscome. Her length is 130 feet, breath of beam, 26 feet; and depth of hold, 10 feet. Her cost was $18,000 and capacity 16,000 bushels. She is built on a recent model which meets with general favour. Both vessels will be employed in the grain trade."

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.51949 Longitude: -81.68874
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.65009 Longitude: -80.8164
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
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