The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George W. Ford (Schooner), U10322, 1 Apr 1853


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FOR LAKE SUPERIOR. - The schooner GEORGE W. FORD, built at Milwaukee last fall, has been purchased by a company at Ontonagon, and will be taken across the Portage to Lake Superior as soon as the ice will permit. The steamer SAM WARD is also to be taken into Lake Superior on the opening of naviagtion. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      March 23, 1853
     

ANOTHER VESSEL IN LAKE SUPERIOR:-- The schooner GEORGE W. FORD, of Milwaukee, has just reached the head of the Portage over the railway route, and will be launched today into the waters of the great lake. Capt. John Parker takes his vessel over the Portage, and will run her as a copper carrying packet, between this place and Ontonagon, and a better vessel to her tonnage, cannot be found for this place. She has proved a fast sailor on land, and she is known as a good sailor on the water. - - - Lake Superior Jour., May 28th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 9, 1853


schooner G.W. FORD. Of 127 tons. Built Milwaukee 1852 by Barber. Owned by Minnesota Mining Co. Home port, Detroit. Value, $2600. Class B 2.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860
     

NAME: GEORGE W. FORD
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 10322
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA:
BEAM:
DEPTH:
GROSS: 88.75 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879)
NET:
YEAR BUILT:
STATE:
CITY:
HOME PORT: Ontonagon, MI (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878); Port
Huron, MI (1879)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879.
NOTES:
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885


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portaged to Lake Superior
Date of Original:
1853
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McN.E.1939
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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George W. Ford (Schooner), U10322, 1 Apr 1853