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G. M. Abell (Brig), U10219, 1864

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Brigantine G.M. ABELL. of 198 tons. Built Port Robinson in 1853 by J. & J. Abbey. Owned by James Murray. Home port, Dunkirk. Class C. Value $2,500. REMARKS. - Formerly JOHN YOUNG.
      Register of the Ships on the Lakes
      and River St. Lawrence, 1864

Brig GEORGE M. ABEL. U. S. No. 10219. Of 146.51 tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
Brig. JOHN YOUNG. [C] Of 198 tons. Built Port Robinson in 1853 by J. & J. Abbey. Owned by T. Rae. Home port, Hamilton. Value, $4,500. Class, B 1.
      Board of lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel register, 1860
      Port of Hamilton -- Port Number 24.
Type Schooner
Port Hamilton
Tons. 170
When Built 1853
Where Built Port Robinson
Builders name & date of Certificate:- J.& J. Abbey, Jan. 2, 1854
Description of vessel:- Surveyor, Wm. Pring
      Length 97 feet & five tenths
      Breadth 20 feet & three tenths
      Depth of hold 9 feet & five tenths
Decks. One
Masts. Two
Bowsprit Standing
Stern. Square
Figure-head Without
How rigged Schooner, Carvel built
Masters mame J. Nelligan
Subscribing owners:- E. Brown of Hamilton, owner of all 64 shares, sold to R.H. Rae & Alex. Logie dated Jan. 13, 1854,
who sold to (Alex. Logie's shares) H. McPherson of Owen Sound & H.T. Ridley a physician of Hamilton & R.H. Rae who
retained his shares, dated June 10, 1856; who sold back to the shipbuilders J.& J. Abbey, dated. Jan. 1O, 1859; who
sold to J. McCoppar (?) & Robt. Elliot both of Port Robinson dated Nov. 24, 1859
      Registers remarks :- Lost
      Port of Hamilton, Shipping Register, 1846 to 1874, Vol.362
      National Archives, Canada Microfilm reel C-2465

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G. M. Abell (Brig), U10219, 1864