The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., May 19, 1873

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A New Vessel In Port. - The new schooner Itasca arrived in port yesterday from Kingston, where she discharged her cargo, and attracted much attention of sea faring men. The Itasca is a three master, as are nearly all new vessels, is staunch and well built and has great carrying capacity - 23,000 bushels of wheat she discharged at Kingston in 11 feet 3 inches of water.

The following are her dimensions: Length over all 143 feet 3 inches; beam 26 feet 2 1/2 inches; depth of hold 11 feet 9 inches. She was launched at Milwaukee four weeks ago, and left Milwaukee for Kingston two weeks ago yesterday. She is owned by Messrs. Merrill and Porter of Milwaukee, who have spared no expense to make her first class as she is, in all respects.

The commander of the new vessel is Captain John Marrin of this city, a competent and capable navigator and one who believes that vessels are made to sail, not float along. The Captain reports her as lively by the wind but not a steamboat against the wind.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., May 19, 1873