LAUNCHES. - The immense accumulation of goods in the warehouses of our forwarding merchants, in the summer season, have stimulated the citizens here and at the various ports on the Lake, to increase the facilities for transportation; accordingly, scarce a week elapses, without an announcement of some additional flotilla. On Wednesday last, a fine schooner, the CITIZEN, 160 tons burthen, was launched at Erie, Pa.; and preparations are making to lay the keel for a large steamboat, to be ready for the opening of navigation next spring.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Saturday, June 18, 1836 p.2, c.2
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The fine schooner CITIZEN, of 160 tons burthen, built by Col. C. M. Reed, was launched yesterday afternoon -- she went off in fine style. We understand that Col. Reed will immediately lay the keel for a large steamboat, and have her ready for the lake by the opening of navigation in the spring.
June 16, 1836
In the shipyard of Gen. Reed, the old schooner CITIZEN is being rebuilt
December 25, 1846
During a freshet which occurred at Fairport, Ohio, a few days since, the old schr. CITIZEN, which laid up at that port, broke from her moorings, and before she could be recovered she came in contact with timbers and other refuse material, which caused her to sink and break up. She was probably the oldest craft on the lakes, having been built by John Richards of Erie in 1835, and was consequently 38 years old. She was 149 tons burden, and twice underwent large repairs. For many years she was sailed by Capt. Wm. Bone, who also owned her. Recently she was owned by Capt. John Stewart, of this city.
Detroit Papers (name of paper not known)
OFFICIAL NO: 4273
GROSS: 116.27 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875)
HOME PORT: Buffalo, NY (Pre-list: 1869; 1870; 1871); Detroit, MI (1872; 1873; 1875)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875..
NOTES: Listed as lost in 1875.
MVUS, Pre-list to 1885