The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Maria Antoinette (Schooner), 19 Apr 1827

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The ice is nearly all gone out of the Lake. The elegant fore-top sailed schr. MARIA ANTOINETTE, H. Whittaker, Captain, is advertised to sail for Detroit, touching at the intermediate ports, this day.
      Buffalo Emporium
      April 19, 1827
Schooner MARIA ANTOINETTE. Of 86.85 tons. Built Sandusky, Ohio 1826. Home port, Detroit. Owned by John B. Macy of Buffalo, with Walter Smith, George A. French, Harry Whitaker of N. Y. State, and De Garmo Jones of Detroit. Commanded by Harry Whitaker. 72.6 x 20.7 x 6.8 No galleries; Two masts. Scroll Head. Enrolled Buffalo dated May 3, 1827, now enrolled by reason of "new Owners" at Buffalo dated Nov. 8, 1827
      Buffalo Enrollments, 1827
      The New, Substantial and Fast-sailing Schooner
      M A R I A A N T O I N E T T E,
      H. Whittaker, Master
      Will sail as a regular Packet, between Buffalo and Detroit, stopping at the intermediate
      ports, on her way up and down.
      The MARIA ANTOINETTE is fitted up in elegant and superior style, having spacious and
      commodious cabins, and every accommodation which can be conductive to the comfort
      and convenience of passengers. She will at all times be furnished with the best of stores,
      and every attention will be paid by the master to render the passage pleasant and agreeable,
      hoping that his exertions and long experience will ensure him a share of public patronage.
      For freight or passage, apply to Joy & Webster, Buffalo: Smith & French, Dunkirk:Weddle &
      Clark, Cleveland: Dorr & Jones, Detroit; or the Master on board..
      Buffalo Emporium
      April 23, 1827

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Maria Antoinette (Schooner), 19 Apr 1827