The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harriet Ross (Schooner), U11856, 10 Sep 1873

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The schr. HARRIET ROSS, which was at this port yesterday, is a vessel of astonishing longevity, if her history is a correct one. Originally she was a war vessel in the service of the United States Government and was built at Erie, Pa., in 1810. After many years service she was disposed of to private parties who placed her in the merchant service under the name of the CAMBRIA. Twenty years ago she came out with the present name which she yet retains, and is accordingly now in her 60th year, and has served a longer time than any previous vessel that has floated on the lakes.
      Detroit News
      September 10, 1873

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      The schr. HARRIET ROSS according to her history, is a vessel of astonishing longevity, and for a lake craft is beyond a doubt without a precedent. Her origin dates back to the construction of a vessel for the U.S. Government in 1810, which after having rendered the required services, was sold to private parties, and in due course of time converted into a vessel named the CAMBRIA, which subsequently run her race and passed into condemnation. Twenty years ago the ROSS came into existence from the remains of the last named craft, and if the history here given is correct she is now in the 60th year of her existence.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 11, 1873

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Harriet Ross (Schooner), U11856, 10 Sep 1873