The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Young (Schooner), 24 Apr 1857

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The Hamilton Banner says Rae Brothers & Co., of that city, will have afloat in a few days, a monthly line of sailing vessels between Chicago and Kingston. The line will comprise the brigs MALTA and PLYMOUTH, and the brigantines ORKNEY LASS and JOHN RAE. For Lake Erie and Ontario, Rae Brothers & Co., have now afloat the schooners ORCADION, HESSION, JOHN YOUNG and PRINCESS VICTORIA. On Thursday last the ORCADION left Hamilton for Kingston with a cargo of wheat, and the HESSION and JOHN POTTER, for Garden Island, with staves.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, April 24, 1857

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      Port of Hamilton -- Port Number 24.
Type Schooner
Port Hamilton
Tons. 170
When Built 1853
Where Built Port Robinson
Builders name & date of Certificate:- J.& J. Abbey, Jan. 2, 1854
Description of vessel:- Surveyor, Wm. Pring
      Length 97 feet & five tenths
      Breadth 20 feet & three tenths
      Depth of hold 9 feet & five tenths
Decks. One
Masts. Two
Bowsprit Standing
Stern. Square
Figure-head Without
How rigged Schooner, Carvel built
Masters mame J. Nelligan
Subscribing owners:- E. Brown of Hamilton, owner of all 64 shares, sold to R.H. Rae & Alex. Logie dated
Jan. 13, 1854 who sold to (Alex. Logie's shares) H. McPherson of Owen Sound & H.T. Ridley a physician
of Hamilton & R.H. Rae who retained his shares, dated June 10, 1856; who sold back to the shipbuilders
J.& J.Abbey, dated. Jan. 1O, 1859; who sold to J. McCoppar (?) & Robt. Elliot both of Port Robinson dated
Nov. 24, 1859
Registers remarks :- Lost
      Port Of Hamilton
      Shipping Register, 1846 to 1874
      Vol. 362 Microfilm Reel C-2465
      National Archives, Canada

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John Young (Schooner), 24 Apr 1857