The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
G. H. Waud (Schooner), U10152, 1 Sep 1866

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LAUNCH OF A SCHOONER. - On Tuesday, afternoon, about four o'clock, there was launched here from the ship-yard of Mr. H.J. Williams, a fine schooner. The launch was successfully accomplished from the bank into the canal at the foot of Virginia Street, and the vessel will be taken to Black Rock Harbor, and from thence to the derrick in the Creek, where she will take on her spars, rigging, &c. &c. The length of the craft is 141 feet; breadth of beam, 31 feet; hold, 11 feet; draws 3 feet 2 inches of water, and will carry 25,000 bushels of corn. She is owned by Sam'l Kelderhouse, Esq., of Buffalo, and McGilloray, Esq., of Rome, N. Y.; was built at a cost of $30,000; and will sail on her first trip the latter part of next week, under the command of Capt. David Lynn. Her name is yet to be given.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 13, 1866

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      THE NEW SCHOONER GEORGE H. WAND. - This fine vessel, the launch of which we noticed about a month since, left Buffalo on her first trip, Monday last. Since her launch, she has been named the GEORGE H. WAND, in compliment to one of our merchants on the dock. Her dimensions we gave before; she draws three feet and a half of water light, and has a carrying capacity of 350,000 feet of lumber or 25,000 bushels of wheat. Her owners, Messrs. S. Kelderhouse and W.H. Mcgilvray claim her to be one of the finest business vessels navigating the lakes. We wish them every success in their enterprise.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 5, 1866
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      SCHOONER GEORGE H. WAUD. - A new vessel, bearing the above name, passed up, yesterday evening, from Buffalo, bound for Chicago. She is decidedly a fine looking craft, with excellent carrying capacity. The work on her has been well done, and for substantial structure she is without a fault. She is fore-and-aft rigged, painted black with white bead, and is about 420 tons burthen, new measurement. Her builder's name is John Kelderhouse, of Buffalo. She cost $25,000. - Detroit Free Press, 5th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 8, 1866
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Schooner GEORGE H. WAND [sic] U. S. No. 10152. Of 358.38 tons. Home port, Buffao;, N. Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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G. H. Waud (Schooner), U10152, 1 Sep 1866