The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fred Hill (Schooner), 8 Apr 1854

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The new schr. FRED HILL, built at Jones' shipyard for Wells & Hill, was launched this afternoon. She is 260 tons burden, 109 ft. keel, 9 ft. hold, and 28 1/2 ft. beam. She is to be commanded by Capt. Davis, late of the brig HELFENSTEIN, and is to be engaged in the freighting business between this city and Buffalo. - Mil. Wis., 8th.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 14, 1854

ANOTHER LAUNCH. -- The new schooner FRED HILL, built by Capt. Jones, for Messrs. Wells & Hill, of this city, was launched in fine style on Saturday afternoon. She is 260 tons burthen, and looks as if she would carry well and travel fast. Capt. Davis, late of the HELFENSTEIN, commands her, and she is to ply for the present between this city and Buffalo. This is the fourth launch of the season; three more nearly ready on the stocks and two or three others contracted for. -- Milwaukee Sentinel, 10th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, April 14, 1854

THE "FRED HILL" -- This fine new schooner of 268 tons burthen, built by Capt. Jones for Messrs. Wells & Hill of this city, is now taking in her first cargo for Buffalo. The riggers are still at work upon her, but she will be ready for a start in a few days. She takes 6,000 bushels of grain, and fills up with pork and lard.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, May 1, 1854

      OFF FOR BUFFALO: -- The Staunch and handsome schooner FRED HILL, of 268 tons, built here this season, by Captain Jones, for Wells and Hill, cleared for Buffalo on Saturday evening, with 4,500 bushels barley, and 1,292 barrels of provisions. - - - Mil. Sent.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday May, 4, 1854

Schooner FRED HILL. Of 268 tons, two mast. Built Milwaukee, 1854 by James M. Jones. 119.11 x 26 x 9.5
      Herman Runge List

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Fred Hill (Schooner), 8 Apr 1854