The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ashland (Schooner), 12 May 1886

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D. Whitney Jr.'s new vessel, built at John Craig's shipyard in Trenton, was launched Saturday. Dimensions: Length 217.5 ft., beam 37 ft., depth 16 ft. She was christened ASHLAND.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 12, 1886 3-4

      The ASHLAND, a new four masted schooner built by John Craig at Trenton, Mich., has delivered her first cargo at South Chicago, 1,800 tons ore. She is owned by D.C. Whitney of Detroit and goes as consort to the steamer of that name. Her length is 217 ft., beam 37 ft. 8 inches, hold 15 ft. She is said to handle easily.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 31, 1886 3-6

      ASHLAND.* Built 1886 Schooner - Wood
      U. S. No. 106412 991 gt - 956 nt 218.4' x 37.8' x 15'
      * renamed (b) ASHLAND - Canada - 1920 [C 141596]
      Removed from Canadian List in 1935.
      Toledo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Ashland (Schooner), 12 May 1886