The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dunscombe (Schooner), 1 Jun 1875

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This week Mr. Andrew Hackett was notified by the Department of Marine and Fisheries of the Dominion that the lightship for Bar Point left Quebec and is now on its way here in tow of the Government steamer DRUID. She will be here next week and put in charge of Andrew Hackett to be properly placed without any delay. The craft is the old government schooner DUNSCOMBE, formerly used to supply the Canadian lighthouses off the Gulf of St. Lawrence. When properly placed particulars in reference to her will be published.
      Amherstburg Echo
      June 18, 1875

      On Sunday afternoon, the new lightship sent by the Government for Bar Point arrived at this port in charge of Capt. Taylor, who had piloted her from Kingston, from which place she sailed up. She is commanded by Capt. Louis Beaumont and has a crew of five men. She is a beautiful model about 90 feet long, 24 feet beam and 98 tons. She was built at Quebec about three years ago and has been engaged in carrying lighthouse supplies and other work on the river and Gulf of St. Lawrence. She is well furnished in every respect and has two anchors of 7 cwt., one with 120 fathoms of chain and the other with 70 for use, besides another spare one. She is provided with a new style of windlass and has a first-rate bell for use in foggy weather. She is painted red and has the words "Bar Point Light Ship," painted in large white letters along the whole length of each side. She was towed up to Thomas' dock on Monday and J. P. Jones has been engaged to fit her with a frame for lights. It is expected she will be placed in position on Saturday, the whole of the crew remaining here for the present. Mr. Andrew Hackett has charge of the locating of this craft.
      Amherstburg Echo
      July 2, 1875

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Dunscombe (Schooner), 1 Jun 1875