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John J. Audubon (Brig), 1 Apr 1854

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The fine brig AUDUBON from Black River, arrived at this port yesterday. She measures 377 tons, and this, we believe is her first trip. Success to this noble vessel and her gallant commander.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Wednesday, April 19, 1854

NEW BRIG. -- Yesterday a beautiful brig arrived at Cleveland from Black River, says the Herald, where she was built by the Messrs. Jones, for Mr. R.G. Winslow. The measurement of the vessel is 370 tons, and she is called the JOHN J. AUDUBON.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, April 20, 1854

A new brig arrived from Black River, where she was built by Messrs. Jones for R.G. Winslow, 370 tons --- JOHN J. AUDUBON. ------ Cleveland Herald
      Detroit Free Press
      April 23, 1854

THE J.J. AUDUBON. -- This fine vessel, so worthily named, is attracting considerable attention at our wharves. She is commanded by Captain Henry Gadsden, owned by Rufus Winslow, Esq., of Cleveland. Her dimensions are as follows: 137 feet keel, 26 feet beam, 11 feet hold. Her model is intermediate through approaching the clipper. She is said to steer and carry well, handles admirably, and if her looks do not belie her, is an exceedingly good investment of $14,000, and destined to prove a source of great profit to her owner. So says the Chicago Democrat.
      Buffalo DailY Courier
      May 16, 1854

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John J. Audubon (Brig), 1 Apr 1854