The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ben Hur (Schooner), U3411, 1889

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Schooner BEN HUR.* U.S. No. 3411. Of 314.53 tons gross; 297.85 tons net. Built 1874 at Dunnsville. Ont. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 138.0 x 25.6 x 11.2
* formerly British schooner M.C. UPPER
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889

Schooner M.C. UPPER. [C]. Of 320 tons. Built at Stromness in 1874 by Walkerly. Owned by McCollum. Home port, Dunnville. Value $10,000. Class B 1. REMARKS. -- Three Masts. Built on bottom of old barge.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake vessel Classification, 1877

Schooner M.C. UPPER. Built Dunnville 1874. Home port, Dunnville. Of 300 tons register.
130.0 x 24.0 x 15.5 Owned by L. McCallum, of Stromness, Ont. [No Canadian Official Number]
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on the 31st. Dec. 1886
      Registry Number: 32
      Name: M. C. UPPER
      Description: Schooner
      Tonnage: 304
      When built: 1874
      Where built: Stromness
      Where she belongs: Dunnville
      Present Master: - - -
      Builders name & date of Certificate: L. McCallum; May 2, 1874
      Description of vessel:
      Length: 140 feet
      Breadth: 26 feet
      Depth of hold: 10 feet
      Masts: Three
      Decks: One
      Stern: Square
      Bowsprit: Standing bowsprit
      Figure-head: Nil
      How rigged: Schooner
      How built: Carvel
      Subscribing Owners:-- Laughlin Mccallum of Stromness, sole owner; sold to Samuel Murphy of Detroit, dated Aug. 31, 1888.
      NOTATION: -- Sold to foreigner, Aug. 31, 1888 -- Register closed 1895.
      Shipping Register of Dunnville, Ontario
      National Archived, Canada
      [RG,12, A 1, Vol. 219]

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Ben Hur (Schooner), U3411, 1889