The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Angus Smith (Schooner), U105030, 1 Aug 1871

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LAUNCH. - The new vessel built at Milwaukee by Messrs. Wolf & Davidson, for Messrs. Fitzgerald & Merrill, was launched on Saturday at 3:30 P. M.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 8, 1871

      NEW SCHOONER. - The ANGUS SMITH, said to be the largest and best vessel ever built on the shores of Lake Michigan, was launched at Milwaukee on the 5th. inst. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 183 feet; breadth of beam, 32 feet; depth of hold, 13 feet; measurement, 642 tons; carrying capacity, 35,000 bushels. She cost $40,000, and all the work has been done by the day, no contracts being allowed. A Milwaukee paper devotes a whole column to the description of the vessel. The launching of such a boat in Buffalo is not a rare occurrence.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 11, 1871

      A FINE VESSEL. - The new three-and-after ANGUS SMITH arrived here yesterday
for the first time. She is a very superior looking craft and an excellent sailor. The
SMITH is a great acquisition to our fresh water marine.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, September 8, 1871

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SMITH, ANGUS schooner of 541 tons. Built at Milwaukee in 1871 by Wolf & Davidson . Owned by Fitzgerald & others. Home port, Milwaukee. Class A 1. Value $40,000
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register 1873
      Schooner ANGUS SMITH. U. S. No. 105030. Of 58078 tons gross; 551.38 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1871. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Angus Smith (Schooner), U105030, 1 Aug 1871