The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Painesville (Bark), 16 Jun 1868

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The fine new bark CITY OF PAINESVILLE lying in this harbor, on her first trip to this port, came out last fall from the hands of Messrs. A. & I. E. Bailey, noted shipbuilders of Fairport. To say that she compares favorably with the best of our first class vessels and excels in many respects, is, perhaps, enough, as shipbuilding, in the last few years, has been brought to such a state of perfection, that it is difficult to suggest improvements, until they are really made in one form or another. Her rig is of the three-masted, fore-and-aft style, with top sails and top gallant sail. Length, 132 ft.; beam 34'5"; depth, 13'4". Her outfit comprises all the patents approved, with nothing lacking that money or ingenuity can suggest. Her master, and part owner, Capt. J. D. Courtwright, is long and favorably known upon the lakes, and has the well-wishes of all who know him, for his beatuiful bark and himself. - Chicago Republican, 13th.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 16, 1868

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City of Painesville (Bark), 16 Jun 1868