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
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
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