The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bolivar (Schooner), 14 Jul 1825

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LAUNCHED. --On the 14th instant, the schr. BOLIVAR, 60 tons, calculated for the lake trade, with accommodations for passengers, inferior to no vessel on the lake; will draw an easy draft, supposed to be a fast sailor, and will carry a large cargo. This vessel is well calculated for the trade between Erie and Buffalo, or the upper lakes. Her strength and beauty do credit to her builder, Mr. Richards, a citizen of this place.
      Erie Gazette
      July 21, 1825

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      Arrived at this port last week, the new and elegant schr. BOLIVAR, Miles, from Erie.
      Buffalo Emporium
      August 6, 1825
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      Buffalo, August 2.
      NEW VESSELS---During the past week, two fine schooners have arrived at this port, on their first trips. The COMMERCE, of 88 tons burthen, built at Sandusky, and owned by Messrs. Gillet and Pratt & Meech, of this village, and W. Townsend, of Sandusky; and the BOLIVAR of 60 tons, built at Erie, and owned by Capt. G. Miles, of Erie, and Messrs. Thompson & Co., of Black Rock. Both these vessels are well built, have good cabins, elegantly fitted up for passengers, and do credit to the tastes and enterprise of their spirited owners. They furnish also another proof of the continually increasing commerce of the west, and the rapid interchange of property that is constantly going on, between New York and a remote interior, bordering upon the lakes.
      The Cleaveland Weekly Herald
      Friday, August 12, 1825 p.2 col.3

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Two new schooners arrived at the port of Buffalo about the 1st inst. The COMMERCE, of 88 tons, and the BOLIVAR, of 60; the first built at Sandusky and the other at Erie. A few days previous, the schooner MARION arrived from Michilimckinac with 575 packages of furs, valued at 270,000 the property of the American Fur Company.
      Nile’s National Register
      August 27, 1825, vol. 28, p. 415.

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Bolivar (Schooner), 14 Jul 1825