On Saturday last, at Pontine's yard, Port Burwell, the schr. LILLY HAMILTON, was launched. She is one of 3 others that have been built at the above place during the past winter, and all finely modeled vessels. The HAMILTON measures 137 ft. keel, 26 ft. 2 inches beam, 11 ft. holf, and registers 340 tons burden. She is owned by W. Yosel & Co., and W.H. Hamilton, who are already the owners of several fine vessels afloat.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
April 30, 1874 3-5
NEW CANALERS. -- Two new canal schooners have been built the past winter at Hamilton and Port Burwell. The one in Hamilton is for Messrs. Robinson & Co., and will be launched about May 1st; the other is named the LILLIE HAMILTON, and is owned by Wm. Hamilton, of Port Burwell, Ont., and is now ready for business. The are both full sized canalers, rate A 1, and are fine specimens of marine architecture.
Wednesday, April 12, 1876
Schooner LILLY HAMILTON, (C) of 320 tons. Built Port Burwell, by Pontine Apr. 1874 sic. REMARKS:- Three Masts.
Board of lake Underwriters
Lake vessel Register, 1877