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Edward Kelley (Schooner), U8997, 2 May 1874

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Quite a large crowd of people gathered at Dunford & Leighton's yard this afternoon, to view the launch of the fine 3 masted schooner just completed by them for the Lake Superior Transportation Co. of Cleveland. She is named the EDWARD KELLEY, after one of her owners and is intended for the ore trade. The launch was superintended by Messrs. Dunford and Leighton in person and at 15 past 11 o'clock the vessel glided quietly into the stream amid the cheers of those on board and ashore. She was towed by the tug MARTIN to Moffat's dock. The EDWARD KELLEY is pronounced by all observers a beautiful craft.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, May 2, 1874

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Schooner EDWARD KELLEY. U. S. No. 8997. Of 776 gross tons; 737 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1874. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 187.0 x 35.0 x 14.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

      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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Edward Kelley (Schooner), U8997, 2 May 1874