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George G. Cooper (Schooner), U10192, 8 Sep 1862

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A NEW VESSEL. -- A. & D.E. Bailey are building a new vessel at Madison Dock for Mr. Rogers, of Rochester, N. Y., of the same model and dimensions as the former one built there for the same parties. She is proceeding rapidly, the contract being for 90 days. --- Cleveland Herald
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 21, 1862

      NEW VESSEL. - We learn from Capt. C. Graves that Messrs. A. & D.E. Bailey, of Madison, Ohio., have now on the stocks an A 1 vessel of about 20,000 bushels capacity, for Capt. Hosea Rogers, of Rochester, N.Y. She will be completed in time for the fall trade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, September 8, 1962

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      A NEW VESSEL Our enterprising fellow citizen, Capt. Hosea Rogers, who has in the last few years added to the fleets of the great lakes many fine vessels, has just put afloat another-- largest and probably best of all. This craft is a schooner of the following dimensions: length 143 feet over all, beam 26 and 2/12th feet over all, depth of hold 12 feet, capacity 22,000 bushels, which in wheat is a cargo of 660 tons. This vessel is of fine model, and beautiful proportions, and is built in the most substantial manner of oak, with sole regard to strength and regardless of cost.
Nothing has been omitted that in any way contribute to make it an A, No. 1 vessel. The cost of this vessel was about $20,000. This schooner was constructed at Madison Lake County, Ohio by Messrs. A. & D. C. Bailey, who resides there and who have built vessels for Capt. Rogers before, including one launched in that place last spring, The best timber can be obtained in that vicinity, and that of which this vessel was constructed was in the forest three months ago. This testifies to the energy of the builders. In the production of this vessel they have outdone themselves.
      The rigging, sails, cables, anchors, colors &c. Were procured of Messrs. Provost and Newkirk, well known ship chandlers in Buffalo, who do all the business in that line promptly and well. The painting graining, lettering and etc., of the craft was handsomely executed by A.W. Parks of Geneva, Ohio.
This new vessel was launched yesterday into Lake Erie in presence of a large assemblage of people at Madison . IT was full rigged and ready to sail for Chicago. As Capt. Rogers has never sent out a vessel which did not prove successful in all respects, it is safe to assume that this, which has been constructed under his watchful and experienced eye, will prove no exception. We trust that it may not. The craft is named George G. Cooper and sails to Chicago under command of Capt. W.C. Harry and experienced navigator, who was in command of the Tarry Not, Col. Fairchild, and the other craft Genesee Fleet owned by Capt. Rogers.
      Rochester Union and Advertiser
      Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1862
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Schooner GEORGE G. COOPER of 401 tons. Built Madison by A. & D.E. Bailey in 1862. Owned by H.W. Rogers. Registered at the port of Rochester. Class A. Value $15,000.
      Register of the Ships of the Lakes
      and River St. Lawrence for 1864

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RIG: Schooner
GROSS: 310.75 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880)
HOME PORT: Chicago, IL (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878); Michigan
City, IN (1879); Chicago, IL (1880)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880.
      MVUS Sail
      1866 - 1884

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George G. Cooper (Schooner), U10192, 8 Sep 1862