Sweepstakes (Schooner), 24 Sep 1867
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Launch At Wellington Square - A fine new schooner was launched at Wellington Square yesterday, by Messrs. Bunten and Waldie, being the third completed there the present season. The new craft was named SWEEPSTAKES.
The launch was witnessed by a large number of spectators. The dimensions of the SWEEPSTAKES are: 114 feet keel, 124 feet over all, 24 ½ feet beam and 8 feet 4 inches in hold. Her tonnage is 269 tons, and she is valued at $12,000. She is classed "A1" and is said to excel any vessel yet built on this side of the lake for strength and fine model.
Hamilton Evening Times
September 25, 1867
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Name SWEEPSTAKES Port Number 62
Port Wellington Square
When built 1867
Where built Wellington Square
Builders name and date of certificate:-- J. Simpson, Sept. 21, 1867
Description of vessel: -- Surveyor, Wm. Beatty.
Length 119 feet
Breadth 22 feet & 8 tenths
Depth of hold 10 feet & 1 tenth.
How rigged Schooner
Masters name J. Simpson
Subscribing owners: -- Wm. Bubtin & John Waldie, joint owners of the total of 64 shares.
Registers Note:-- Transferred to the Book of Transactions, Folio 12
Book of Transactions, Folio 12. George Stewart became owner of vessel, dated Oct. 15, 1883.
Registers Note: -- Left off Annual List, 1898
Port of Hamilton, Shipping Register, 1846 to 1935
National Archives, Canada Vol. 362 & Vol. 363
Microfilm Reel, C-2465
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- William R. McNeil
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