The new schr. GROTON, recently launched from the shipyard of A.H. Muir & Co., at Port Huron, Michigan, loaded with grain at this port, yesterday for Oswego. She is a fore-and-aft rigged, and substantially constructed, but possesses no beauty whatever, her builder evidently having aimed at securing great carrying capacity upon a light draught of water, without regard to symmetrical proportions. It is hardly necessary to state that they accomplished their object. The dimensions of the new craft are as follows: 134'5" (K), 141' (OA) * 26'2" * 12'; measurement 350.18 tons new style. Her cargo on the upward passage consisted of 313,000 ft. of lumber; she now has aboard 19,400 bu. wheat, and draws but 10 ft. of water. The GROTON cost $30,000. She is owned by Messrs. Latham, Martin & Wheeler, of Chicago. - Milwaukee Sentinel, 2d.
Detroit Free Press
June 5, 1868
Schooner GROTON. U. S. No. 10888. Of 352.04 tons gross; 334.44 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1868. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 156.6 x 26.2 x 12.2
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897