The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oliver Mowat (Schooner), 1 Apr 1892

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The schooner OLIVER MOWAT, Captain J.H. Peacock, which had been on the stocks for rebuilding during the past winter at Port Hope was successfully launched Thursday. A large number of ladies and gentlemen were present. Mr. William Hickey, the ship builder removed the stays and as the town clock struck three, OLIVER MOWAT began to move and was soon like a duck sitting in her native element. All present congratulated Mr. Hickey on the success of the launch. The only thing to find fault with being the delapidated flag bearing the name of the vessel "Oliver Mowat" at the mast-head. Surely the owners or the Attorney General of Ontario might have forwarded a new flag for such an interesting occasion. Mr.John McClellan of Bowmanville one of the owners was present.
      Canadian Statesman
      Wednesday, April 6, 1892

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      Port Of Kingston.
      Port Number: 277 Year Number: 12 of 1875
      Name: OLIVER MOWAT
      Description: Schooner
      Tons: 295
      When Built: 1873
      Where Built: Mill Haven, County of Addington
      Present Master: Patrick Mulsany (?)
      Builders name & date of certificate: Fraser & George, July 28, 1873
      Description of vessel:
      Length: 131 feet & 2/10ths.
      Breadth: 25 feet & 9/1Oths.
      Depth of hold: 10 feet & 8/1Oths. at amidships
      Masts: Three
      Stern: Square
      Bowsprit: Standing
      How Built: Carvel
      How Rigged: Schooner
      Figure-head: None
      Decks: One
      Suscribing owners: Calvin & Breck

      Length below at amidships depth = 121 feet & 7/1Oths.
      Breadth below amidships at 2/5 ths. = 24 feet

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William R. McNeil
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Oliver Mowat (Schooner), 1 Apr 1892