The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 7 Aug, 1876

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AN OLD VESSEL. - The bark True Love, which recently discharged a cargo of ice from Norway at Kingston dock, Edinburgh, is one of the oldest craft afloat. She was built at Philadelphia in 1764, and is thus 112 years old, and has braved "the battle and the breeze," ever since. Her registered tonnage is 281, and her length from stem to stern is 98 feet, 8 inches. Capt. Joseph Velser, the master, warrants her strong, notwithstanding her great antiquity. The builders of this remarkable bark is unknown, their names having been lost in the intervening period. During the early career of the True Love she was one of the most successful hull whalers afloat.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 7 Aug, 1876