SHIP BUILDING IN HURON. - Three vessels have already been launched in the Huron River - REPUBLICAN, KELBIE and CLYDE- and the fourth will be ready for baptism in a few days.
The CLYDE was built by Mr. Keating, for Lockwood. Length of keel, 116 feet; breadth of beam, 25 feet 4 inches; depth of hold, 3? feet 9 inches; tonnage, 307 9-95ths.
The REPUBLICAN was built by S.L. Wilson, and is owned by Messrs. Sprague, Coval and Ryan. Length of keel, 128 feet 6 inches; breadth of beam, 25 feet 6 inches; depth of hold, 11 feet; tonnage, 334 32 95ths.
The builder of the KELBIE - Mr. John Squier - may justly feel proud of her. The KELBIE is owned by Messrs. Sly, Wilbor and Squier. Length of keel 94 feet 10 inches; breadth of beam, 22 feet 8 inches; depth of hold, 8 feet 9 inches; tonnage 165 59-95ths.
The largest vessel built here this season is yet on the stocks. She was built by Mr. F. D. Ketchum for Burgess & Co., of Cleveland. Her dimensions are; length of keel, 133 feet 3 inches; breadth of beam, 25 feet 5 inches; depth of hold, 11 feet 8 inches; tonnage, 369 69-95. This vessel will be launched in a few days, when, we understand, Mr. Ketchum will immediately lay down the keel for another large schooner. - Huron (Ohio) Beacon.
Buffalo Daily Courier
May 30, 1856
KETCHUM Schooner of 268 tons. Built Huron 1855 by F. D. Ketchum . Owned by S, Burgess. Home port, Cleveland. Value $6.700 Class B 1.
Board of Lake Underwriters
Lake Vessel Register, 1860