The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daniel Brown (Schooner), 1889

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      The schooner OWASCO Is on her way to Portland, Me., from Sandusky, with a cargo of mineral ore. She is due at Quebec today. On going through the canals from Kingston to Montreal, the OWASCO had to strike her topmast on account of telegraph and telephone wires being stretched across the canals. Permission had to be received from Ottawa to raise the wires far enough to clear her lower masts, and In this way the schooner proceeded on her trip. She also had to lighter part of her cargo at Kingston and reload at Montreal. The OWASCO is owned by J. M. Jones & Son of Detroit, and Capt. Alonzo Carter, her present master. Capt. Carter is an old salt-water sailor and has brought two schooners from salt water to the lakes, the last one being the DANIEL BROWN. He took her back in 1889 and sold her. The schooner OWASCO was built at Detroit In 1863
by J. M. Jones, for W. E. Hudson of the city named. The OWASCO has been owned three times by the Jones family; first by J. M. Jones, then by W. A. Jones, who died on her on the run from Death's Door to Escanaba, and last winter she was purchased by J. M. Jones & Sons and Capt. Carter for J. W. Squires of Marine City.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, September 7, 1891

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Daniel Brown (Schooner), 1889