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Wavertree (Bark), U26233, 18 Sep 1865

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The Barkentine THERMUTIS, Capt. Chas. Gale, of Cunningham, Shaw & Co.'s Line arrived here today fron liverpool, direct, and is now lying at Hamilton's wharf. This is the third vessel of the line that has arrived during the present season. The THERMUTIS has a registered tonnage of 310 tons British measurement, and classed A 1, at Lloyd's for seven years. She left Liverpool on the 20th of July and was 42 days to Quebec. This was rather a long passage and was caused by the prevalence of head winds during the entire passage, and foggy weather in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. She passed through the Straits of Bell Isle, encountering some 55 icebergs, one of which is stated to have been 190 feet in height and above one half mile in circumference. The cargo of the THERMUTIS consisted of 640 tons for Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton and a small quantity for Detroit. A vessel in inducing the Toro???? to send out another vessel this season- the ETOWAH - one firm alone in Hamilton offering to furnish a full cargo. The following is a complete list of vessels that make up Cunningham, Shaw & Co.'s Line as at present constituted:
      Barque THERMUTIS, Capt. C. Gale - 318 tons reg.
      Barque ETOWAH, W. Wrightb- 429 tons reg.
      Barque WIRRALITE, S. Jones - 287 tons reg.
      Barque WAVERTREE, R. Hughes - 207 tons reg. Cleveland leader, 16th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 18, 1865
      WAVERTREE ex R.H. HARMON lately sunk on Lake Huron, the wrecking tug GEN. McCLELLAN has returned from the wreck and after an wxamination decided she would be next to impossible to raise and she has been abandoned.
      Chicago Tribune
      July 2, 1868
Schooner WAVERTREE. U. S. No. 26233. Of 266.88 tons. Home port, Cleveland.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1867

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Wavertree (Bark), U26233, 18 Sep 1865