The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. L. Canfield (Schooner), 1880

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The scow MARY LYDIA, which was sunk early in the season at Sandusky, will be rebuilt at Amherstburg this winter. It is the intention of the owners, R. Canfield & Sons of Kingsville, to haul her out immediately and lengthen her 16 feet and put a schooner bow on her, widen her five inches on each side, raise her decks three feet fore and aft and 18 inches amidships, put in new spars and bowsprit, and in fact nearly everything above decks needs replacing. She was built at Kingsville and lengthened at Port Dover about 10 years ago. Capt. R. W. Spence will superintend the work.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      November 18, 1880

Amherstburg, Sept. 16. -- The three-masted schooner M. L. CANFIELD, formerly the scow MARY LYDIA, which was rebuilt here this summer, foundered in last night's storm off Bar Point. She left Cleveland at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon with 365 tons of coal for John S. Mullen & Company, of Amherstburg, and encountered heavy weather all the way, the storm increasing in violence as she came this way. She was leaking some, but her pumps kept her free easy enough. When off Bar Point Captain Spence decided to come to anchor and not enter the river till morning, as there was a large number of storm-bound vessels at anchor at the mouth of the river. [part]
      Cleveland Herald
      September 19, 1881

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M. L. Canfield (Schooner), 1880