The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colonel Cook (Schooner), 27 Aug 1861

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Intelligence has reached here by the owners of the schr. COL. COOK, which left here in July for Liverpool, of her safe arrival out on the 4th inst. A severe gale of wind was encountered on the passage out, which compelled the bark CANSUS, in company with the COOK, to throw overboard her deck load. The COOK, however, weathered the storm finely and reached the port in safety. From Montreal papers we also learn that the brig J.G. DESHLER, which left here about the same time as the COL. COOK, has arrived out.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 27, 1861

The schooner COL. COOK, owned by G. W. Bissell, Esq., of Detroit, after being twenty-eight days out of Liverpool, put into Queenstown, Ireland, on the 28th of Sept. Owing to a succession of Westerly gales she pursued this course, without, however, having sustained any serious injury. Her sails were somewhat torn, and a little caulking was found to be necessary, which would consume not more than two or three days.
      She left Liverpool August 31st, with a cargo for the lakes, and a consignment of merchandise for Cleveland, and her arrival is daily anticipated. --- Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 23, 1861

The schooner COL. COOK has returned from Liverpool to Milwaukee. She left the latter port June 8d inst with 15021 bushels wheat, and reached Liverpool August 8d. On her return voyage she encountered the gale that played such havoc with the GREAT EASTERN, but weathered it with little damage. ---- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, November 18, 1861

SCHOONER DISABLED. --- The schooner COL. COOK, from Liverpool, with a heavy consignment for Cleveland, was recently so disabled on Lake Ontario as to be unable to reach her destination. She has been laid up at Charlotte for the winter.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, December 11, 1861

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Colonel Cook (Schooner), 27 Aug 1861