The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Elgin (Schooner), 1 Apr 1874

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St. Catharines, Sept. 1 - LAUNCH - A very finely modelled schooner was launched from the shipyard of Mr. L. Shickluna on Saturday afternoon, at four o'clock. The christening ceremony was performed by a niece of the Hon. J.R. Benson. The dimensions are as follows:- 466 tons Carpenters measurement; 142 feet overall; 26 ft. 2 inch beam; 12 feet depth of hold; 375 tons register. He Captain is Mr. Neil Murray. The keel of another schooner, a sister vessel of the J.R. BENSON, has already been laid by Mr. Shickluna.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, September 2, 1873

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      LAUNCH. - On Saturday forenoon at 11:30, the first launch of the season at Shickluna's yard took place. The barque ELGIN, to be commanded by Capt. Dalton of Port Stanley, built for Shepard and Arkell of Port Stanley.
      Toronto Globe
      April 8, 1874

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Elgin (Schooner), 1 Apr 1874