The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Samuel L. Watson (Schooner), U115270, 11 May 1874

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The SAMUEL L. WATSON is the name of a new schooner built in this city by J.N. Jones for S.L. Watson of Buffalo, and John Coulter, of Milan, Ohio. She took on a load of staves at the Michigan Central dock yesterday for Buffalo. The following are her dimensions: Keel, 177 ft.; length over all, 185 ft.; beam, 31 ft. 6 inches; hold 13ft. 6 inches. She is 606 tons burthen, costs $40,000, and is sailed by Capt. Coulter. Her outfit is of the most modern style, her cabins are handsome and roomy, and her general appearance is very fine.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 11, 1874 3-5

Schooner SAMUEL S. WATSON. U. S. No. 115270. Of 606 tons gross; 576 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1874. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 177.5 x 31.6 x 13.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Samuel L. Watson (Schooner), U115270, 11 May 1874