The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago (Schooner), 28 Apr 1836


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COMMERCIAL LINE - for CHICAGO, MICHIGAN CITY and St. JOSEPHS.
      The new and elegant schooner C H I C A G O, Capt. James Thorp, (burthen 140 tons) will leave Buffalo on the opening of navigation, for the above mentioned ports. She will also touch at the mouth of the Grand and Kalamazoo rivers. The CHICAGO is a first rate new vessel, expressly for the upper lakes. For freight or passage, having very superior accommodations, apply to the master on board or to Gelston & Evans, No. 1, Ship Canal.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 25, 1836 p.3, c.3

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      ARRIVAL EXTRAORDINARY. - Yesterday arrived in our port, the beautiful new schooner CHICAGO, burthen 140 tons, from Grand Island. This fine vessel belong to Messrs. Gelston & Evans, of the Commercial line, in this city. She was built at the Grand Island Company's ship yard at White Haven, by Mr. B.F. Delano, builder. The day before yesterday at 2 o'clock P.M. she was on the stocks; a few minutes afterwards, she was launched, full rigged; immediately on gliding into the river she hoisted sail, and at five o'clock was at the lower village of Black Rock. She lay there at anchor until yesterday, when she came into our port under easy sail. She is to be immediately loaded, and proceed to the thriving town whose name she bears, and between which and our city, she is to ply as a regular packet. We believe this is the first instance on these waters where a vessel has been launched full rigged, and put under weigh the moment of touching her destined element.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 30, 1836 p.2, c.1

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launch, Grand Island
Date of Original:
1836
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McN.E.1237
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Chicago (Schooner), 28 Apr 1836