The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Contest (Schooner), 13 Apr 1858


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P U B L I C S A L E
      of
      V E S S E L S and T U G S
      by the
      Receivers of the Lake Navigation Company,
      L.K. Plimpton -- Auctioneer.
The Undersigned Receivers of the Lake Navigation Company, will offer for sal
at PUBLIC AUCTION, the property hereinafter discribed, (of such parts thereof a
shall not be previously sold at private sale) on TUESDAY, the 13th Day of Apri
next, at 11 o'clock, A. M., in the Rotunda of the Merchant's Exchange, Viz:
      Name of vessel Tonnage Capacity of bushels.
Schooner ALTAIR 412.88-95 18,000
      " ARCTARUS 412.46-95 18,000
      " ANTARES 176.46-95 8,000
      " A.J. RICH 374.74-95 16,500
      " BAY STATE 340.40-95 15,800
Brig CANOPUS 386.93-95 17,600
Schooner CLIFTON 165.10-95 7,300
      " COLLINGWOOD 379.03-95 16,500
      " CONTEST 359.35-95 17,500 *
      " COMET 476.16-95 20,000
      " CORINTHIAN 368.83-95 16,500
      " CORRESPONDENT 293.43-95 14,000
      " C.N. JOHNSON 368.68-95 17,500
      " CIRCASSIAN 366.28-95 16,500
      " DARDANELLES 308.08-95 14,500
      " DAUNTLESS 437.80-95 19,500
      " DIE VERNON 414.04-95 18,000
Brig EMPIRE STATE 396.67-95 19,000
Schooner ENTERPRISE 296 14,200
      " ELIZA LOGAN 369.66-95 16,500
      " FOX 405.09-95 16,000
Barque GRACE GREENWOOD 377.42-95 19,000
      " GREAT WEST 765.53-95 29,000
Schooner GAME COCK 255.70-95 12,000
      " GOLDEN HARVEST 376.17-95 16,500
      " GEO. WORTHINGTON 304.54-95 14,500
      " GREY EAGLE 380.91-95 17,000
Brig GREY HOUND 367 15,000
      " GLOBE 319.77-95 14,500
Schooner HURRICANE 331.87-95 14,500
      " HIAWATHA 368.83-95 15,000
      " INTERNATIONAL 389 17,500
      " INVINCIBLE 437.80-95 19,500
      " IMPERIAL 437.80-95 19,500
Barque JOHN SWEENEY 405.60-95 18,000
Schooner KATE L. BURNS (sic) 310.58-95 12,200 (KATE L. BRUCE)
Brig MECHANIC 312.26-95 15,000
Schooner MILLARD FILMORE 385.64-95 17,200
      " MINNIE KINNIE 310.58-95 12,500
      " MESSENGER 353.38-95 17,000
Brig N.M STANDART 480.47-95 17,500
Schooner NIGHTINGALE 423.35.95 16,000
      " OSTRICH 369 16,500
      " OSPREY 217.64-95 12,000
      " PETREL 208.71-95 10,000
      " PERSEVERANCE 294 14,200
      " RACER 374.43-95 17,000
      " RICHARD MOTT 296.94-95 12,500
      " RIVAL 403.40-95 18,000
      " REBECCA 235.11-95 12,500
      " ROCKET 478.38-95 20,000
      " STORM KING 375.37-95 17,000
      " SAN JACINTO 374.43-95 17,000
      " SOPHIA SMITH 367.82-95 16,500
      " SEA BIRD 381.73-95 17,000
҆ " THREE BELLS 306.45-95 12,500
Brig WILLIAM TREAT 545.84-95 26,000
Schooner WILLIAM FISK 401.17-95 19,000
      " WEST WIND 255.58-95 11,000
      " WINGS OF THE WIND 370 16,500
      " W.B. HUBBARD (sic) 294.16-95 14,000 (W.B. HIBBARD)
Steam Tug LEVIATHAN 315.64-95
" " RESCUE 285.20-95
" " LION 150.14-95
" " DART 96.67-95
" " DIME 47.60-95
ALSO, all the miscellaneous property of the Company, consisting of Anchors, Chains, Sails, Rigging, Spars, Timbers, &c, &c, &c.
      All the above named vessels are in the port of Buffalo, except the schooner DIE VERNON, RACER, ALTAIR, RICHARD MOTT, the brig N.M. STANDART, and the tug DIME, which are in the port of Chicago, and the schooner KINNE in the port of Milwaukee, and the schooner GAME COCK and ENTERPRISE, and the steam tugs LION, DART, RESCUE and LEVIATHAN, in the port of Detroit, and the schooner WEST WIND, in the port of Oswego.
      Stephen V.R. Watson
      Elariso Spaulding - Receivers
      Gibson T. Williams

      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 13, 1858

      . . . . .

The following is a list of vessels sold, with their tonnage, capacity, when and where built, class, cost, cash value, price sold and purchaser:
      Schr. CONTEST, 359 tons, 17,500 bushels capacity, built at Buffalo, by F.N. Jones, September 1855; class A 2 for two and a half years from April 1st, 1858; cost $18,800; now in port of Buffalo; cash value $15,000; sold to Taylor and Jewett, of Buffalo for $10,050.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 14, 1858

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Date of Original:
1858
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McN.E.1494
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Contest (Schooner), 13 Apr 1858