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North Star (Schooner), 20 Sep 1873

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Mill Point, Sept. 20 - LAUNCH - The new schooner NORTH STAR, of Mill Point, was most successfully launched this afternoon from the ship-yard of H.B. Rathbun & Son, in the presence of a large concourse of people. The NORTH STAR was built by Wm. Jamieson, of the best white oak timber. She is 113 ft. keel; 26 feet beam, and will carry 226,000 feet of lumber or 13,000 bushels of grain.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, September 22, 1873


The new schr. NORTH STAR was launched Saturday afternoon from the shipyard of Messrs. H.B. Rathbun & Son at Millpoint. The NORTH STAR was built by Wm. Jamieson of the best white oak timber, is 113 ft. keel, 26 ft. beam, and will carry 220,000 ft. of lumber, or 15,000 bu. grain.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 25, 1873 3-4

      Along the Docks.
      The yacht Cora, which left yesterday afternoon, worked handsomely against a head breeze, standing up into the wind's teeth. In three short stretches she was out of sight. She will trouble our Toronto neighbors next year.
      The new schooner North Star, built by E.W. Rathbun & Co., at Mill Point, was in port yesterday on her second trip. She is a trim, neat looking schooner, built in the most substantial manner, well ironed and kneed, with an immense carrying capacity for a vessel of her size.
      Her dimensions are: Length, on keel, 113 feet, beam 26 feet, 2 inches, depth 9 feet, with a tonnage of 229 tons, Custom House measurement. She will carry 13,000 bushels of wheat or 210,000 feet of lumber. She is fitted out with all the modern improvements, and has a commodious, well appointed cabin.
      The North Star is now owned by J. Carrath, of Port Hope, who purchased her last week. "Tom Fox," a whole souled sailor and a speedy one, has been placed in command, a guarantee that steamboat time will be made. Capt. Fox
has every reason to be proud of his vessel, as he has one now that he can "rag it to."
      Oswego Palladium
      Thursday, October 9, 1873

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North Star (Schooner), 20 Sep 1873