The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Red Wing (Schooner), U110096, 9 May 1873

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A new 3 masted vessel called the RED WING, said to be from Buffalo, passed up Wednesday evening in tow of the tug QUAYLE. In size she is about 600 tons, and apparently well fitted out. A vessel called the SANDUSKY, launched at Gibralter, and said to be of 1,000 tons burden, is now on her maiden voyage to the iron ore region. Her rig is that of a three masted schooner, well fitted out. It is the intenstion of the company who owns her to have her towed through the lakes, yet in the event of bad weather she will be prepared to take care of herself.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 9, 1873
A fine new three-masted schooner, named the RED WING, which was launched last fall, was towed here yesterday from Tonawanda. She is ready for business and will be commanded by Captain Woodruff. Her dimensions are as follows; Length of keel, 187 feet; length over all 194 feet; breadth of beam, 33 feet; depth of hold, 14 feet. She measures 715 tons, new style, and will hold about 40,000 bushels.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      April 29, 1973
Barge RED WING. U. S. No. 110096. Of 781 tons gross; 769 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y., 1873. Home port, New York, N.Y. Crew of 2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S. 1902
      [Unrigged Vessels]

NOTE:-- Barge RED WING, built at Tonawanda in 1873 foundered in Atlantic Ocean off Point Judith, Saturday, December 20, 1902. Coal cargo.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, December 26, 1902
Schooner RED WING. U. S. No. 110096. Of 722.78 tons gross; 686.64 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y., 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Red Wing (Schooner), U110096, 9 May 1873