The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hamilton (Schooner), 19 Nov 1873


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How Oswego Vessels Wear.
      The Detroit Free Press has the following: Old and partially worn out crafts which from year to year are transported from the lower lakes seem to never die. Trivial repairs, with a little care and attention, ensures them another lease on life. The schooner HAMILTON, which stranded at Two Rivers, Lake Michigan, and was subsequently rescued, may justly be considered as one of the early period. She had been twenty-eight years in service, and originally belonged to the "Red Ball Line." She was built at Oswego by Crockett, and is said to be yet in a fair condition." Oswego still maintains her reputation for building the staunchest crafts floating on fresh water.
      Oswego Palladium
      October 24, 1872
     
     


The recent storm on Lake Michigan has swept out of exsistance a few old hulks which long since had served well their time, and had they been serving anywhere except Lake Michigan they would have been superannuated long before this. Among those recently wrecked was the old schr. HAMILTON, formerly of Oswego, where she was built in 1847, making her 26 years old. She composed one of the Red Bird line, and will be remembered by the peculiar rig that class of vessels had in those times. Her obituary has been written up on more than one occasion. The other craft alluded to was the MINNESOTA, built also at Oswego, of the same age as the last named.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 19, 1873




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Remarks: Total loss
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1873
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McN.W.15219
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English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
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William R. McNeil
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Hamilton (Schooner), 19 Nov 1873