The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cuyahoga Chief (Bark), 1858

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Capt. D.C. Pierce has six cargoes for Liverpool, all consisting of white of pipe staves and black walnut lumber. The vessels which Capt. Pierce is to send out are the bark C.J. KERSHAW, 382 tons burthen; bark CHIEFTAIN, 370 tons; brig BLACK HAWK, 380 tons; the new bark CUYAHOGA CHIEF, 384 tons; and a three masted schooner named the INDIAN QUEEN, of about the same tonnage as the others. The brig BLACK HAWK wiil go to New Baltimore in a few days to commence taking in her cargo, so as to be one of the first vessels through the lower canals for the ocean. Capt. Pierce informas us that he has return cargoes engaged for all his vessels, for Hamilton and Toronto. The importers of those places promise him all their business, and are very glad of the opportunity to import direct, without transhipment at Montreal.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 19, 1858

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Bark CUYAHOGA CHIEF changed to D.C. PIERCE and chartered to Barclay & Pierce for the Liverpool trade by A. Handy owner. She will take a limited number of passengers at $40 each.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 29, 1858

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Cuyahoga Chief (Bark), 1858