The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo (Sloop), 21 Jun 1845

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LAUNCH AT NEW BUFFALO. - The sloop BUFFALO, of New Buffalo, was launched at this place on Saturday, June 21. She is a sloop of 30.20 tons burden, owned and built the present season by Messrs. Sherman & Johnson, of this place. She is a staunch and well built craft, fitted up with a new and convenient cabin, with berths for the accommodation of passengers. The BUFFALO will be put in the trade between this place and Chicago, under the command of Capt. Amos Johnson, young man of enterprise, and of temperate and industrious habits, affable manners, and of many years experience in salt water navigation. This vessel is about receiving her rigging, and will soon be ready for active service on the proud waters of Lake Michigan. This is the first vessel of such capacity, ever built at this place; owned by Messrs. Austin & Oades, and will be ready for business in July. - Chicago News.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Friday, July 4, 1845

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Buffalo (Sloop), 21 Jun 1845