The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Robert Bruce (Schooner), 6 Sep 1854

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NEW VESSEL.---Mr. Leveaya is building, at his yard, on the opposite side of the Creek, a schooner, to be called the ROBERT BRUCE, for our townsman, E.K. Bruce. Her keel was laid last week, and it is the intention of her owner to have her out on the first of September next. Her rigging is nearly all completed. The dimensions of the vessel are:--Length of keel, 125 feet; depth of hold, 11 feet breadth of beam, 26 feet; tonnage, 325 tons.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      July 8, 1854

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LAUNCH.---A schooner of 330 tons burthen, called the ROBERT BRUCE, was launched yesterday morning from the shipyard of Mr. Leavaya, on the Creek. She was built for E.K. Bruce, of this city, and sold by him to Capt. Dennock and others, for $15,000. She will be commanded by Capt. Jeffords.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, September 7, 1854

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      LAUNCH. - A new schooner, the ROBERT BRUCE, built for E.K. Bruce, at the yard of Mr. Levayha, nearly opposite foot of Main Street, was launched on Wednesday. She is of 340 tons burthen, looks well afloat, and we learn is very stoutly fastened. She has been purchased by Capt. Dimick, of the brig EMPIRE STATE, T.P. Williams, of Milwaukee, and Messrs. Buell & Moore, of this city, for the sum of $15,000, and is destined for the grain trade between this port and the Upper Lakes.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, September 8, 1854

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Robert Bruce (Schooner), 6 Sep 1854