The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sumatra (Schooner), U115240, 6 May 1874

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Saturday P.M. the schr. SUMATRA was launched from the yard of Messrs. Quayle & Peck at Black River, for the Cleveland Transportation Co., and is of the following dimensions: Keel, 200 ft.; beam, 34 ft.; hold 14 ft. She will be the consort of the new stm. SPARTAN in the iron trade of Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 6, 1874 3-6

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Schooner SUMATRA. U. S. No. 115240. Of 845.34 tons gross; 803.08 tons net. Built Black River, O., 1874. Home port, Cleveland, O. 204.0 x 34.0 x 14.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
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      The following vessels have been notified of their official number and registered tonnages:
Number Type Name Tonnage Port
8997 Schr. EDWARD KELLEY 776.43 Cleveland
95273 Stmr. HENRY PLUMB 92.78 Ogdensburg
95276 Schr. HELENA 863.93 Cleveland
115240 Schr. SUMATRA 845.34 Cleveland
115242 Stmr. SPARTA 1017.19 Cleveland
95278 Stmr. HAVANA 1041.43 Cleveland
75618 Schr. JENNIE MATHEWS 332.91 Port Huron
90611 Stmr. MORNING STAR 65.69 Mt. Clemens
80411 Tug WILLIAM LIVINGSTONE Jr. 291.58 Detroit
105361 Stmr. ABERCORN 260.79 Marine City
125251 Stmr. C.J. KERSHAW 1323.95 Bay City
125252 Tug CRUSADER 198.05 Port Huron
120130 Stmr. FANNIE TUTHILL 29.72 East Saginaw
85316 Schr. GEORGE KELLY 370.80 Bay City
19408 Schr. OTTAWA 163.29 Grand Haven
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, June 11, 1874

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Sumatra (Schooner), U115240, 6 May 1874