The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 17, 1853

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p.2 The Lake Shipbuilding - The Buffalo Express of the 8th inst. contains a carefully compiled and minute list of the Lake Shipbuilding in process for the present season, giving names of owners and builders, and measurements, in an admirably concise way. It is not of great importance to our readers to enter so much into detail, but at the same time it is interesting to know the aggregate extent of the trade, and for this purpose we present a condensation of the whole. In Buffalo, to begin with, there are 15 steamers and propellers, with an aggregate capacity of 11,830 tons, and 6 schooners, with an aggregate of 1845 tons. In Cleveland, 4 steamers, aggregate capacity 2,250 tons, and 6 schooners, aggregate 1,970 tons. In Black River, 1 steamer, 575 tons, and 6 schooners, aggregate 1,858 tons. In Vermillion, Ohio, 2 schooners, 430 tons. In Milan, Ohio, 4 schooners, 1,240 tons. In Huron, Ohio, 3 schooners, 880 tons. Toledo, Ohio, 1 brig, 280 tons. Conneaut, Ohio, 2,560 tons. Ashtabula, Ohio, 3 schooners, 490 tons. Erie, Pa., 1,300 tons. Cattaraugus Creek, 2,395 tons. Detroit, 6 steamers, 3,350 tons, and 6 schooners, 1,566 tons. Clayton, 1 steamer, 350 tons, and 5 sailing vessels, 1,640 tons. Oswego, 1 steamer, 300 tons, and 4 sailing vessels, 1,200 tons. Milwaukie, 4 schooners, 904 tons. Racine, 5 schooners, 991 tons. Michigan City, 1 schooner, 400 tons. Sheboygan, 2 sailing vessels, 560 tons. Manitouac, 6 vessels, no dimensions given. Making a grand total of 28 steamers, 69 schooners and sailing vessels, with an aggregate of 38,400 tons.

March 18, 1853


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 17, 1853