The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Empire State (Brig), U7295, 19 Mar 1863

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VESSEL SALES. - By Morse & Perrine, of this city, the brig EMPIRE STATE to Wm. Brown, of Buffalo, for $14,000; the schooner CORNELIA to Elkins & Merrill, of Chicago, for $12,000; the schooner RICHARD MOTT, to Wm. Johnson, of Chicago, for $7,250; and by D.R. Morse, of this city, the schooner L.B. SHEPARD, to Metzger & Baker, for $10,000; the schooner MOSELLE, to Capt. Lindgreen, of Chicago, for $9,000, making a total of five vessels bringing an aggregate of $52,250.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, March 19, 1863

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      Brig EMPIRE STATE, 396 tons, 17,000 bushels capacity, built at Buffalo, by O'Conner, May 1854; class A 2, for one years from April 1st 1858; cost $17,500 now in port of Buffalo; cash value $13,500, sold at E.K. Bruce of Buffalo for $8,300
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 14, 1858

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Empire State (Brig), U7295, 19 Mar 1863