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Floretta (Schooner), U9688, 29 Aug 1878

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OFF FOR EUROPE. - On Monday the Canal schooner FLORETTA, of 295 tons burden, was chartered by Messrs. Thornton, Bruce & Co., of Chicago, to transport deals from Grand Haven to Europe at $18 per 1,000 feet, and she is now fitting out and will load about the 15th. prox.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Wednesday, July 31, 1878

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      Captain Henry Channon has finished negotiations with the ownewrs of the schooner FLORETTA and will begin overhauling her immediately, preparatory to her trip across the ocean with deals. The FLORETTA will receive a mizzen mast and her rig will be chanded from a schooner to a barkantine. She will receive new sails, etc., throughout.
      Detroit Free Press
      Friday, August 2, 1878
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      OFF FOR EUROPE. - The Chicago Tribune of yesterday contains the following relative to a former Detroit schooner: The schooner FLORETTA was towed down from Miller Bros.' shipyard last evening to the dock in rear of Captain Channon's chandlery, where she will receive an outfit of new sails, etc., and thoroughly be prepared for a voyage across the ocean to Glasgow, Scotland. She has received a new fore-yard, topsail-yard, mainmast, maintopmast, foregaff, main boom, mizzengaff, rigging, and bulwarks. In fact, she has been thoroughly overhauled, and her spars cut down for the ocean trade. The FLORETTA is owned by G.V. Taylor, of this port, and it is probable that she will be sold in Europe if a fair price can be obtained for her. Captain Gamble will command her on the voyage. She goes hence today to Grand Haven, where she will take on a cargo of 600,000 feet of deals, consigned to Glasgow, and for the transportation of which she will receive $18 per 1,000 feet. The FLORETTA was built in I867 by J. Stubensky, at Detroit, and registers 320 tons.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, August 29, 1878

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      The schooner FLORETTA cleared, light, for Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday, via the east shore, where she will take on a cargo of deals.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Friday, August 30, 1878
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      Mr. J. V. Taylor received a dispatch yesterday announcing the arrival at Glasgow, Scotland, of the schooner FLORETTA, Capt Gamble, forty-one days out from Michigan City, Ind., on this lake. The WINONA is not yet heard from, but will probably be within a few days. Both vessels have lumber and square timber. The WINONA is now out thirty-seven days.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      Wednesday, November 27, 1878

The lake schooner FLORETTA, is on her way from Glasgow, Scotland to Demerara, in British Guiana, South America, with a load of coal.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Monday, March 10, 1879

RIG: Schooner
LOA: 134.0
BEAM: 26.0
DEPTH: 11.0
GROSS: 320.18 (Fourth Suppl); 295.99 (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880;
1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
NET: 281.20 (1885
CITY: Detroit
HOME PORT: Detroit, MI (Fourth Suppl; 1870; 1871; 1872); Chicago, IL (1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878;
1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
LISTED: Fourth Suppl; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882;
1883; 1884; 1885
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885

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Floretta (Schooner), U9688, 29 Aug 1878