The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emma C. Hutchinson (Schooner), U8900, 13 May 1873

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Capt. Hutchinson's fine schooner was launched from Ed. Fitzgerald yard in this city yesterday afternoon at 4:00 sharp. She is the largest ever built at the yard and is named after Mr. J.T. Hutchinson of Cleveland wife, EMMA C. HUTCHINSON. She is 195 keel; 215 over all; 14 foot depth of hold, 35 feet beam and measures 736 tons and will cost fully $55,000. Frank Leighton was her builder, Matthew Finn, master joiner and her outfit furnished by Swan's Sons of Cleveland. Ross & Doty of this city are doing the painting work upon her and will make her hull green.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, May 14, 1873

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Last Tuesday at Port Huron from the yard of E. Fitzgerald was launched the new 3 masted schr. EMMA HUTCHINSON. She was built for J.T. Hutchinson and others of Cleveland. Her dimensions are: Length of keel, 195 ft.; over all, 215 ft.; hold 14 ft.; beam 35. She registers 736 tons and will cost fully $55,000, outfit costing $4,000 of that amount. She will carry 50,000 bu. grain.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 19, 1873 3-5

Schooner EMMA C. HUTCHINSON. U. S. No. 8900. Of 736.76 tons gross; 699.92 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1873. Home port, Cleveland, O. 195.7 x 34.2 x 14.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Emma C. Hutchinson (Schooner), U8900, 13 May 1873