The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Experiment (Schooner), 1 Jul 1841

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A small lake boat built at Erie, Pa., and laden with a cargo of oats, passed our place eastward a few days since, via the Erie Canal. She was schooner rigged, and rather 'outre' in appearance, having spars which could be unshipped at pleasure.
After reaching Albany, the EXPERIMENT, this being her name, will proceed to Providence R. I. and dispose of her cargo, and in due time return to the lakes again.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, July 5, 1841 2 - 2

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ARRIVAL FROM LAKE ERIE. -- The schooner EXPERIMENT arrived at our wharves last week from Presque Isle, lake Erie, passing through the Erie Canal and down the Hudson. The EXPERIMENT is a centre board schooner and is built something like a scow. She was loaded with lumber and with oars made by jer owner. She made the voyage last year, and it proved so profitable that it has been repeated. - - - Providence Journal.
      Erie Gazette
      October 5, 1843

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William R. McNeil
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Experiment (Schooner), 1 Jul 1841