The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Starling (Schooner), 17 May 1873

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Kingston, May 17 - LAUNCH - A new vessel built by John Tait for C.S. Wilson & Co., was launched today at Roblin's Mills, 8 miles from this place. She is a fine model and will carry about 13,500 bushels of wheat or 400 tons of coal. She was sold to P.D. Conger of Toronto and C.J. Starling of Belleville, who intend to place her, together with five or six other vessels, in the coal trade between Cleveland and Toronto, and have named her the STARLING.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, May 20, 1873

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A new vessel, the STARLING, was launched a few days since near Picton, she will carry 13,500 bu. wheat. She is intended for the coal trade between Cleveland and Toronto.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 23, 1873 3-6

Schooner STARLING. [no number] Of 198 tons register. Built Sophiasburgh, Ont., 1873. Home port, Picton, Ont. 108.0 x 24.8 x 10.0. Owned by W.O. Stearns, of Port Rowan, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Book of the
      Dominion of canada on December 31, 1886

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Starling (Schooner), 17 May 1873