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Scotia (Schooner), U115167, 1 May 1873

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LAUNCH OF THE SCHOONER SCOTIA. - This is the name of a noble vessel just completed at the yard of Messrs. Quayle & Martin, at Cleveland, and which was launched Saturday afternoon. She is owned by Mr. W.E. Richmond, of Buffalo, and is of the following dimensions: Length of keel 206 feet; over all 212 feet; breadth of beam 34 feet 8 inches; depth of hold 15 feet; burden 1500 tons; and has an estimated capacity for carrying 55,000 bushels of wheat. The cost will be $75,000 when fitted out for active sea duty. The SCOTIA is a three-masted double top-sail schooner, and will spread 5,500 feet of canvas. She is rigged with wire-rope by Messrs. Locke, Austin & Sparks, of Buffalo, and the sails were furnished by Messrs. Provost & Carnes, of the same city. The craft will be commanded by Capt. J.J.H. Brown, with Mr. J.A. Norwood as his first officer. Capt. Brown is one of the most experienced officers on the lakes, having been employed in navigating the waters of ocean, lake and river for the past quarter of a century. Mr. W.E. Richmond, the owner, has spared no expense to make this vessel first-class in every particular. After the launch he entertained his friends in the cabin in a princely manner, and he did not forget the hunblest workman who had contributed to the construction of his beautiful vessel. The SCOTIA is intended for the grain trade between Chicago and Buffalo, and will be ready for business on the opening of navigation. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 22, 1873

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The 3 masted schr. SCOTIA, Capt. Brown, has arrived at this port from Milwaukee on her maiden trip. Mention has previously been made f this splendid vessel. She measures 904 tons, new Custom House measurement, and is loaded with 51,290 bu. wheat (1,536 tons dead weight), drawing 13 ft. 8 inches of water fore and aft on an even keel, and showing as good a side out of water as an ordinary vessel in ballast. Her depth of hold is 15 ft. She has a freight of 7c per bushel from Milwaukee, and left that port on Sunday, the 18th inst., 9 day passage down. She is woned by Eugene Richmond of this city.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 28, 1873 3-5

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In our Marine Column yesterday we announced the arrival at this port from Chicago and Milwaukee of the splendid new 3 masted schr. SCOTIA, built at Cleveland by Messrs. Quayle & Martin, for Eugene Richmond, of this city. The cost of the SCOTIA was $75,000, and on this, her first trip she brought over 51,000 bu. wheat. She is commanded by Capt. J.J.H. Brown, and he has reason to be proud of his charge. Yesterday afternoon Mr. Richmond invited a number of gentlemen to visit the craft, and in the very beautifully appointed cabin, an excellent "spread" having been provided, she was duly christened.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 29, 1873 3-2

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      Schooner SCOTIA. U. S. No. 115176. Of 903.70 tons gross; 858.52 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y..
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Scotia (Schooner), U115167, 1 May 1873