The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Nov. 18, 1891

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The schooner Montcalm, reported a wreck at Selkirk, Ont., was one of the fast disappearing type of canal schooners. She was built at Clayton by Johnson in 1867, registered 282 tons, rated B1, was valued at $4,500, and was owned by the Rochester Transportation Company. She was insured for $3,500. The Boody and Morey, of the same tow, are now at Buffalo looking badly, having been out in the same gale.

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The MONTCALM (US#16343) was part of a series of seven canallers built for Esseltyne & Co. of Detroit in the 1860's. All of their names used the prefix "Mont" - i.e. MONTANA, MONT BLANC, MONTCALM, MONTEREY, MONTGOMERY, MONTICELLO and MONTPELIER. MONTAUK was built at Oswego in 1863, and MONTICELLO at Detroit in 1870; the other five at Clayton in 1866-7. The Clayton vessels must have been sturdy, as they lived to an average and ripe age of 32!
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Nov. 18, 1891
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Nov. 18, 1891