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Helena (Schooner), U95276, 15 Apr 1874

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The new 3 masted schr. HELENA, for the Cleveland Transportation Co., will be launched from the yard of Quayle & Martin, on the river bed, on Tuesday at 3:00 P.M. She is designed for the Lake Superior iron trade. Dimensions - Keel 200 ft.; beam 34 ft.; depth of hold 14 ft. She will be ready for sea when launched. They are also building a mammoth steam freight propeller for the Winslows, which is expected to be ready for business about August. - Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Detroit Free Press
      April 15, 1874

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      The following vessels have been notified of their official number and registered tonnages:
Number Type Name Tonnage Port
8997 Schr. EDWARD KELLEY 776.43 Cleveland
95273 Stmr. HENRY PLUMB 92.78 Ogdensburg
95276 Schr. HELENA 863.93 Cleveland
115240 Schr. SUMATRA 845.34 Cleveland
115242 Stmr. SPARTA 1017.19 Cleveland
95278 Stmr. HAVANA 1041.43 Cleveland
75618 Schr. JENNIE MATHEWS 332.91 Port Huron
90611 Stmr. MORNING STAR 65.69 Mt. Clemens
80411 Tug WILLIAM LIVINGSTONE Jr. 291.58 Detroit
105361 Stmr. ABERCORN 260.79 Marine City
125251 Stmr. C.J. KERSHAW 1323.95 Bay City
125252 Tug CRUSADER 198.05 Port Huron
120130 Stmr. FANNIE TUTHILL 29.72 East Saginaw
85316 Schr. GEORGE KELLY 370.80 Bay City
19408 Schr. OTTAWA 163.29 Grand Haven
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, June 11, 1874

      Schooner HELENA. U. S. No. 95276. Of 863.93 tons gross; 820.73 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1874. Home port, Cleveland, O. 205.4 x 34.2 x 14.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Helena (Schooner), U95276, 15 Apr 1874