The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Golden West (Bark), U10199, 1 Nov 1860

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SHIP BUILDING. - We notice, says the Milwaukee Sentinel, there are two of the largest sized vessels on the stocks at B.B. Jones' ship yard in the Fifth Ward, which are to be ready for the early spring Trade. The one whose construction is furthest progressed is a barque of 560 tone, or 26,000 bushel capacity, for Messrs. Norris & Page. A portion of the frame is now up. She will be 145 feet long, with 33 feet 3 inch beam, and 13 feet between decks.
      The other one, which is being built for Messrs. Harrison & Chapin, also a barque, is still larger, her dimensions being 620 tons, or 27,000 bushel capacity, and 155 feet keel. This latter, with the exception of the barque GREAT WEST, will be the largest sail vessel on the Lakes. The model of each may be seen at the ship yard.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 1, 1860

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Barkantine GOLDEN WEST, of 616 tons. Built Milwaukee by B.B. Jones in 1861. Owned by Hibbard, Hutchison & Stone. Home port, Milwaukee. Value $20,000. Class A.
      Register of the Ships of the
      Lakes & River St. Lawrence, 1864

      Bark GOLDEN WEST. U. S. No. 10199. Of 456.63 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Golden West (Bark), U10199, 1 Nov 1860