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Helen Mar (Schooner), 1 Oct 1837

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Another - The HELEN MAR, is the name of a beautiful little schooner built by Asa C. Keating, near this place, and owned by Capt. L. Case. She is about 109 tons burthen. ----- Huron Advertiser
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, October 23, 1837 p.2 c.3

The United Sates Gazette says: "A friend of ours has built a boat which he wishes named after his daughter, Helen; but the young lady thinks the compliment due to her mother. The matter is compromised, and the boat is to be called HELEN-MAR."
      Western Star [Buffalo]
      September 11, 1834

Dear Mr. McNeil,
My name is Amy Lowry Hunter and I am doing research on a schooner named Helen Mar. In my grt., grt., great grandfathers work journals, he wrote down for August of 1837 building a schooner for Lyman Case. He wrote down Schooner Helen Mar , the men who worked on it and the hours worked. He built several ships in his journal. Other entries include the Sheldon Thompson...Feb. 1837...I beleive this was a rebuild, and the Great Western. Also worked for the Huron Steamboat Co. from April of 1833- July of 1833. He was a Master Builder of several homes in our (Berlin Heights, & Milan , ohio areas) Two of the houses he built have rafters of an upsidedown ship's hull.
I'm hoping you can help me peice together any info on the Helen ?Mar? Schooner as you can find. I have already been in contact with Robert Graham of Bowling Green St. Unv., Archivist for Hist. Grt. Lakes collection. He was unable to help me on this particular schooner but did help out on the others.
Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Amy Hunter
P.S. My gggrt. grandfathers name was Joseph S. Lowry

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Helen Mar (Schooner), 1 Oct 1837