The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Flat Iron (Sloop), 7 Jul 1845

Full Text

      The first vessel was launched at MIlwaukee in 1837, by Solomon Juneau, built by Capt. Barber. She was called the SOLOMON JUNEAU, of 90 tons; since which our commercial marine has been gradually on the increase, as will be seen from the folowing list:
Steamboat C.C. TROWBRIDGE 90 tons owner, G. Dousman & others.
Schr. JOSEPH WARD 260 tons Henderson, Sweet & Benedict.
Schr. CHAMPION 250 tons Higby, Furman & others.
Schr. MICHAEL DOUSMAN 160 tons G.D. Dousman.
Schr. MARY G. BONESTEEL 150 tons Hamble & Bonesteel.
Schr. JESSE SMITH 150 tons David Merrill.
Schr. LESTER H. ROCKWELL 120 tons C. Shepardson.
Schr. BALTIMORE 120 tons L.H. Cotton.
Schr. ELIZABETH HENDERSON 110 tons Henderson & Rudiman.
Schr. ELIZA WARD 90 tons Leavenworth & others.
Schr. SOLOMON JUNEAU 90 tons Payne & Van Alstyne.
Schr. NANCY DOUSMAN 90 tons J. & J.B. Smith.
Schr. SYLVANIA MARVIN 90 tons A. Gove.
Schr. MAHALIA 95 tons F. Southworth.
Schr. MINT 80 tons R. Caswell.
Schr. OCEAN 60 tons G.D. Dousman.
Schr. SAVANNAH 50 tons Powell & Ostrander.
Schr. EAGLE 50 tons Story Finch & others.
Schr. LIBERTY 50 tons Ward & others.
Schr. D. WHITNEY 50 tons G. Flemming.
Schr. PILOT 50 tons Powell & Ostrander.
Schr. IRON SIDES 50 tons C. Mears
Schr. MISS DUFFY 45 tons ---- Duffy
Schr. MILWAUKIE 30 tons Ludington & Co.
Schr. ISABELLA 20 tons Cook.
Sloop RANGER 30 tons C. Mears
*Sloop FLAT IRON 25 tons John Fowle.
      All these vessels are engaged directly in the trade of this city. In addition to the business transacted by this formidable fleet, (for a wilderness city,) all large class steamboats touch here weekly, on their upward and downward trips. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Monday, July 7, 1845

      . . . . .

Media Type:
Item Type:
Milwaukee fleet list
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Flat Iron (Sloop), 7 Jul 1845