The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Azov (Schooner), 4 Sep 1866

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Launch At Wellington Square - Quite a large party assembled at the dock yard of the Square yesterday afternoon, to witness the launching of a new schooner which has been in process of construction for some time past. The
launch was announced in the morning, but the necessary arrangements not having been completed, it was announced to take place at 3 o'clock p.m.. A number of excursionists had proceeded on the Argyle, from this city, in the morning to see the launch, but were compelled either to wait or return. At 3 o'clock precisely the schooner, full rigged, was let go from the ways, and dashed out into the blue waters of Ontario amidst the cheers of the assembled spectators. Simultaneously with the launch a bottle of sherry was broken on the vessel's deck, and Miss Kate Bunten christened
the new schooner the "AZOV". The craft is a neatly built one, and reflects great credit on her constructors. Her dimensions are: length of keel, 111 feet; beam, 26 feet; depth of hold, 9 ½ feet; capacity, 14,000 bushels of grain, 20,000 feet of lumber. She is owned by Messrs. Bunten & Waldie, of Wellington Square. Her owners have our earnest wishes for the future success of the new vessel.
      Hamilton Evening Times
      September 5, 1866


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Azov (Schooner), 4 Sep 1866