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Goldfinch (Schooner), 7 Jul 1855


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LAUNCH. -- A new schooner called the GOLDFINCH, of 360 tons burthen, was launched from the yard of Messrs. Bidwell & Banta, on Saturday afternoon last. She is owned by W.A. Fox, of this city, and is to be commanded by Capt. Stoddard. She will be ready to sail early next week. She was designed and built by Capt. Thompson and is said to be a very fine specimen of naval architecture. Capt. Thompson is also building two other schooner of about the same dimensions on the creek, above the Messrs. Jones' yard, which are intended to be got ready for the fall trade.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, July 11, 1855

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      SCHOONER GOLDFINCH. --- This is the name of a new schooner of 360 tons burthen which was launched at the yard of Messrs. Bidwell & Banta, on Saturday last. She is owned by Watson A. Fox, and will be commanded by Captain B. Stoddard.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 12, 1855

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SHIPBUILDING AT BUFFALO.---Bidwell & Banta launched last week, a schooner which was called the BULLFINCH (sic), but has since been sold to Sam J. Holly, of Oswego, and Mr. Sanderson, of Milwaukee, and her name has been changed to the GERRITT SMITH. She will be ready to leave port in a few days. her dimension are 137 feet length of keel, 26 feet breadth of beam, and 11 feet depth of hold and will measure 350 tons burthen.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 19, 1855



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launch
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1855
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McN.E.2082
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Goldfinch (Schooner), 7 Jul 1855