The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Augustus Handy (Schooner), 1 Jul 1855

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Messrs. Quayle & Martin are building six schooners, all of one mould, besides one launched two weeks since. Dimensions; 124 feet keel, 26 feet beam, and 11 feet hold. Tonnage 340. Three of the above named are for Mr. Handy, of Handy, Warner & Co., of this city, one for Hinckley & Vilas, of this city, and one for C.Y. Richmond, of Chicago. ------ Cleveland Gazette
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, July 18, 1855

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LAUNCH.---Martin & Quayle launch tommorow afternoon, at 4 o'clock, the new schooner AUGUSTUS HANDY, built by them for Messrs Warner & Harmon. She is 340 tons burthen, and has capacity for 15,000 bushels wheat. She will cost about $16,000 when ready to sail, and is to be commanded by Capt. Chas. Gale.----- Cleveland Plain Dealer
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 26, 1855

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Augustus Handy (Schooner), 1 Jul 1855