The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Aug. 15, 1863

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THE SCHOONER MARY A. HURLBURT, recently purchased by the Government and fitted up as a supply vessel was yesterday taking on a quantity of supplies for distribution among the Indians in the Lake Superior region, which takes place, we believe at Bad River, on the 2nd of September. This vessel has had a spacious cabin built, which is tastefully finished, having no less than 26 berths, besides being large and well-ventilated. Her cargo consists of corn, wheat, corn meal, hams and other necessities so essential for the red man in his far forest home. The Hurlburt has been very handsomely painted and fitted out, and is commanded by Capt. J. D. Angus, and better known for short as Capt. Jack, who is a thorough sailor and a pilot of many years experience in the upper lakes region.

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As far as I can tell, the HURLBURT was an 82 t. schooner built at Sandusky in 1856.
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Aug. 15, 1863
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Aug. 15, 1863