The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Earl Camden (Schooner), 1802


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"The OTTAWA had by that time become nearly unserviceable and in the winter of 1800- 1801, General Hunter gave orders for building another ship to take her place in the Public service....
Formerly the great transportation across the lakes of the King's stores and merchandise - also fitted out as vessels of war, left us no accomodation for troops - that might be coming or going from the posts. Description of a vessel proposed for sailing Lake Erie - Keel 66 feet, beam 22 feet, depth of hold and tween decks, about 10 feet, Draught of water 9 feet.
      These recommendations seem to have been approved and the construction of this ship, for which materials had been already collected, was completed during the following fall and winter. She was named EARL CAMDEN in complement of the recently appointed Colonial Secretary.
      Memorials of Fort Erie and early Navigation of Lake Erie
      By Colonel Cruckshank
     
     
Late in the Autumn of 1811 the construction of a brig of 230 tons to replace the CAMDEN was begun at Amherstburg but this vessel was not launched until the 25th July, 1812, when she was named the LADY PROVOST, in compliment to the wife of the governor-general.
      Memorials of Fort Erie and early Navigation of Lake Erie
      By Colonel Cruckshank p. 133.
     


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built, Fort Erie ?
Date of Original:
1802
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McN.E.10401
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Earl Camden (Schooner), 1802