The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Flora (Brig), 1 May 1849

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BRIG FLORA.---This new vessel came into our harbor for the first time yesterday morning, with a full cargo from Detroit. The FLORA is 123 feet keel, 28 feet beam, and of 300 tons burthen, Custom House measurement, which falls considerably short of her actual capacity. She was built during the past winter at Irving, by Mr. Chas. Stevens, Shipbuilder of that place, for Messrs Fox and Bruce, of this city, and is to be employed in the Chicago trade. The FLORA is of excellent, staunchly built, and one of the best fitted-out vessels on the lakes. She is to be sailed by Captain O.Palmer, late of the Brig EMERALD, who is an accomplished and thorough seaman.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, May 14, 1849 p.2

MARINE INTELLIGENCE -- The Brig FLORA, built last winter by Charles Stevens at Irving was lately launched. Of about 300 tons and 133 feet length, 16 feet 6 inches beam and 10 feet deep. She is owned by Fox and Bruce and commanded by Capt. Palmer, formerly of the Brig EMERALD
      Buffalo Express
      May 18, 1849

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Flora (Brig), 1 May 1849