The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Duncan City (Schooner), U6792, 1873

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Schooner DUNCAN CITY. Of 210 tons. Built at Kingston in 1852 by George Thurston. Owned by J.K. Post. Home port, Oswego. Value, $12,000. Class A 2. REMARKS. -- Formerly JOHN RAE. Rebuilt in 1873.
      National Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1873 [ Supplement No. 6.]
Schooner JOHN RAE. [C] Of 255 tons. Built 1852 at Kingston by G. Thurston. Owned by Rae Brothers. Home port, Hamilton. Value $5,000 Class B 2. REMARKS. -- Formerly HEISMAN.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

Fore & aft schooner J. HEISMAN, of 310 tons. Built Kingston in 1853. Owned by William Meyers. Home port, Belleville. Class A 1* in hull and A 1* in stores. Value £3,000. Present master, Alcock. REMARKS. -- Well built schooner.
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854
Brig HEISMAN* Official Canada No. 6792. Of 255 tons gross. Built Kingston, Ont., 1852.
      * Renamed JOHN RAE -
      DUNCAN CITY - U. S. - 1873 [Oswego]
      Herman Runge List
      NOTE. -- [a] HEISMAN, [b] JOHN RAE, [c] DUNCAN CITY.

Name JOHN RAE Port rergister number - 26
lType. schooner
Port Hamilton
Tons 205
When built 1853
Where built Kingston
Builders name & date of Certificate:- J. Counter, Aug.11th. 1855
Description of vessel:- Surveyor, Wm.Pring
Length 111 feet & three tenths
Breadth 23 feet
Depth of hold 9 feet & seven tenths
Decks. One
Masts. Two
Bowsprit Standing
Stern. Square
Figure-head. Without
How rigged Schooner Carvel built.
Masters name. J. Malcomson
Subscribing owners:- R.H. Rae & Thomas Rae both of Hamilton own all 64 shares.
After many changes in ownership the vessel appears to be owned by Javine & Smith,
dated Aug.5,I867.
Registers note:- Carried to Folio 64
      Port of Hamilton Shipping Registersd, 1846 to 1874 - Vol. 362
      Microfilm Reel C-2465 National Archives, Canada

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Duncan City (Schooner), U6792, 1873