The Port Huron Commercial of the 16 says W.B. Hibbard & Co.'s new brig the DAVID FERGUSON, went off in fine style, with masts and rigging all set. She is a beautiful clipper built brig of the following dimensions: Length overall, 139 ft.; length of keel, 125; breadth of beam, 26; depth of hold, 10; tonnage, 325. She was built by Capt. Barber, and will be sailed by Capt. James Stewart. The Commercial adds: "Mr. Hibbard has another vessel on the stocks whhich is in a forward state; she is about half planked and will be ready in a short time to follow her beautiful predecessor to her destined element. She is being very substantially built, and we understand she is owned by N. Luddington & Co., of Milwaukee.
Detroit Free Press
April 20, 1853
The brig DAVID FERGUSON, mentioned heretofore as having been built at Port Huron, came up the river on Saturday under command of Captain Stewart. She is a finely-modelled, well built craft, and will do honor to her name, and to her enterprising owners, Messrs. W.B. Hibbard & Co. - - - Milwaukee Sentinel.
Buffalo Daily Courier
May 12, 1853
Schooner DAVID FERGUSON. U. S. No. 6098. oF 223.47 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
NAME: DAVID FERGUSON
OFFICIAL NO: 6098
GROSS: 223.47 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880);273.47 (1880-81)
YEAR BUILT: 1853
CITY: Port Huron
HOME PORT: Buffalo, NY (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872); Chicago, IL (1873); Buffalo, NY(1875);Chicago, IL (1876;1877;1878); Cuyahoga, OH (1879); Cleveland, OH (1880); Bay City, MI
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1885
MVUS, Pre-list to 1885