The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chieftain (Bark), 1858

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Capt. D.C. Pierce has six cargoes for Liverpool, all consisting of white oak pipe staves and black walnut lumber. The vessels which Capt. Pierce is to send out are the bark C.J. KERSHAW, 382 tons burthen; bark CHIEFTAIN, 370 tons; brig BLACK HAWK, 380 tons; the new bark CUYAHOGA CHIEF, 384 tons; and a three masted schooner named the INDIAN QUEEN, of about the same tonnage as the others. The brig BLACK HAWK wiil go to New Baltimore in a few days to commence taking in her cargo, so as to be one of the first vessels through the lower canals for the ocean. Capt. Pierce informas us that he has return cargoes engaged for all his vessels, for Hamilton and Toronto. The importers of those places promise him all their business, and are very glad of the opportunity to import direct, without transhipment at Montreal.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 19, 1858

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      REACHED SALT WATER. - Capt. Pierce received a dispatch yesterday, stating that the vanguard of the Detroit & Liverpool fleet. The CHIEFTAIN, BLACK HAWK and J.H. HARMON, would be ready to leave Montreal Monday night. They must therefore have left Quebec Wednesday night; and are now in salt water. May prosperous gales attend them. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 7, 1858

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      THE LIVERPOOL FLEET. - The Cleveland barque CHIEFTAIN arrived at Quebec on her return trip from England on the 6th. inst, and the brig BLACK HAWK yesterday forenoon.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, September 11, 1858

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Chieftain (Bark), 1858