The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Baltic (Schooner), 10 Apr 1856

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LAUNCHES. - The barkentine De SOTO, R.K. Winslow owner, was launched yesterday evening from the yard of Peck & Masters. She measures 160 98-100 feet keel; 33 6-10 feet beam; 11 72-1000 feet hold; tonnage 583 69-95. She will be ready for sailing as soon as through navigation is open. Capt. A. Davis will sail her. She is regarded by experts as a staunch and beautiful vessel.
      The fore-and-after BALTIC, W.T. Richmond, of Racine, owner, is ready, or nearly so, for the water. She measures 136 58-100 feet keel; 26 3-100 feet beam; 11 9-100 feet hold; tonnage 367 53-95. She is built by the same sterling builders, Peck & Masters, and will be sailed by Capt. John Watson. - Cleveland Herald, 11th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 13, 1856

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Baltic (Schooner), 10 Apr 1856