The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. Raynor (Schooner), U26673, 10 May 1862

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SHIPBUILDING IN SANDUSKY DISTRICT. -- Capt. Young, Collector of the Sandusky District, has furnished the Register with the following items of interest relative to the shipbuilding in the district the present season:
Huron. -- At this port, Capt. J. F. Squier has built for Wilbor, Ryan and others a large schooner, named the STAMPEDE. She is 137 feet 8 inches in length, 26 feet 8 inches beam, depth of hold 11 feet, and measures 370 tons. She is sailed by Capt. I. H. Wilcox, and left on Thursday for the Upper Lakes. She is said to be a very fine craft.
Milan. -- At Milan they seem to be pretty wide awake, they have built and under way the following vessels: Schr. WILLIAM RAYNOR, built by Capt. William Shupe, for Valentine Fries of Milan. Length 121 feet; width 24 feet 11 inches; depth of hold, 10 feet 8 inches; she measures 297 tons. She is not out yet; but will be sailed by Capt. Charles Teer.
Schooner JURA , built by Capt. Henry Kelley for himself and J. C. Lockwood of Milan. Length 129 feet and 9 inches beam 25 feet 2 inches; depth 10 feet 9 inches; and measures 310 tons; Hugh Hastings commander. We are informed that she will be , when completed, the finest built vessel which ever went from this district.
      Capt. Shupe has also underway for V. Fries another schooner, which will measure about 315 tons. Still another about the same size is being put up for John Stevens of Toledo.
      Vermillion. -- Captain Isaac W. Nicholas has on the stocks at this port a schooner, built for Philips Noeuch. She will be named the ISAAC W. NICHOLAS - is 127 feet 10 inches length, 26 feet beam, depth of hold 12 feet 6 inches, and measures 418 tons. She will be out in July. -- Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, May 9, 1862

      A fine new staunch looking craft arrived here yesterday from Milan, where she has just been launched. She is called the W. RAYNOR, and rates 297 tons burthen. She was built by Capt. Shupe, and is owned by V. Prize. Her captain's name is Power, who is an old hand at the stick.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 10, 1862
      Schooner WILLIAM RAYNOR. U. S. No. 26673. Of 227.17 tons. Home port, Milan, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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W. Raynor (Schooner), U26673, 10 May 1862