The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. H. Willard (Schooner), 1 Apr 1856

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NEW VESSEL. - The tug PETER SMITH returned from Black River last evening with a new schooner just launched from the ship-yard of Mr. Charles Hinman. She is called the W.H. WILLARD, and was built for Messrs. Willard & Robinson, of this city. Her dimensions are, keel 92 feet; beam 29 feet 7 inches; hold 9 feet 1 inch; and being intended for heavy cargoes of iron-ore and grindstones, is built with 2 feet 2 inched dead rise. She is about 180 tons burthen, and cost $7,000.
      Mr. Hinman has on the stocks at Black River another schooner building for John Fretter, to be called JOHN WEBBER. She has 104 feet keel; beam 24 feet 2 inches; hold 10 feet 3 inches. - Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 17, 1856

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W. H. Willard (Schooner), 1 Apr 1856