The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Groton (Schooner), U10888, 24 Apr 1884

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Smith & Davis have sold to Capt. Peter J. Kenney, of Buffalo, the schr. GROTON, as she is at Marquette, for $8,000. She is loaded with about 600 tons of railroad iron from Buffalo to Duluth. The freight is $2.50 per ton, about $1,500, which goes to the purchaser. The GROTON was carefully overhauled last summer, under the direction of Capt. George McLeod and put in good condition throughout. She also received a new outfit. She has a straight A2 rating and Capt. Kenney has secured an excellent bargain. He will command her himself.
      The Marine Record
      April 24, 1884 6-1

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

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Groton (Schooner), U10888, 24 Apr 1884