The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 29, 1871

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On The Stocks. - Messrs. Goble McFarlane have in course of building for Alderman Morgan M. Wheeler, a finely proportioned schooner. Its dimensions are 143 feet keel, 26 feet six inches beam; 11 feet hold. She will have a carrying capacity of about 21,000 bushels. The schooner is built of the very best material and will be fitted up with whatever is good and useful among modern improvements. The rigging is to be wire - Liverpool charcoal wire. She will rank as an "A 1." The schooner will be ready for launching in two weeks and is to make her first trip about the 1st of September. The cost, when the vessel is completed is estimated at $24,000. She is destined for the grain trade between Milwaukee, Chicago and this port. Alderman Wheeler has two other vessels on the same mode, and engaged in the same trade.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 29, 1871