The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kelbie (Schooner), 1 May 1856

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SHIP BUILDING IN HURON. - Three vessels have already been launched in the Huron River - REPUBLICAN, KELBIE and CLYDE- and the fourth will be ready for baptism in a few days.
      The CLYDE was built by Mr. Keating, for Lockwood. Length of keel, 116 feet; breadth of beam, 25 feet 4 inches; depth of hold, 3? feet 9 inches; tonnage, 307 9-95ths.
      The REPUBLICAN was built by S.L. Wilson, and is owned by Messrs. Sprague, Coval and Ryan. Length of keel, 128 feet 6 inches; breadth of beam, 25 feet 6 inches; depth of hold, 11 feet; tonnage, 334 32 95ths.
The builder of the KELBIE, Mr. John Squier, may justly feel proud of her. The KELBIE is owned by Messrs. Sly, Wilbor and Squier. Length of keel 94 feet 10 inches; breadth of beam, 22 feet 8 inches; depth of hold, 8 feet 9 inches; tonnage 165 59-95ths.
      The largest vessel built here this season is yet on the stocks. She was built by Mr. F. D. Ketchum for Burgess & Co., of Cleveland. Her dimensions are; length of keel, 133 feet 3 inches; breadth of beam, 25 feet 5 inches; depth of hold, 11 feet 8 inches; tonnage, 369 69-95. This vessel will be launched in a few days, when, we understand, Mr. Ketchum will immediately lay down the keel for another large schooner. - Huron (Ohio) Beacon.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 30, 1856
KETCHUM Schooner of 268 tons. Built Huron 1855 by F. D. Ketchum . Owned by S, Burgess. Home port, Cleveland. Value $6.700 Class B 1.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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Kelbie (Schooner), 1 May 1856