NEW BRIG. - The Milwaukee Sentinel says:- A new and very handsome vessel came into our port yesterday, to take on a cargo of produce. She is called the FANNY GARDNER; is owned by B.F. Gardner, Esq., of Chicago, and was built at Pensaukee in this State, by Capt. Gibson, the builder of the JUNIATTA PATTON, HELFENSTEIN TEMPEST and other of our best vessels. The FANNY GARDNER is 127 feet keel, 131 feet 6 inches on deck, 26 feet 8 inches beam, 10 feet 4 inch hold, measures 337 tons and will carry almost 15,000 bushels of wheat. She is commanded by Capt. Chas. Sweet, a thorough seaman, and a good fellow, below and aloft is as pretty a craft as we have seen this season. She is now loading with wheat, at Well & Hills warehouse, at 15 cents to Buffalo.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Friday, November 4, 1853
Schooner HELFENSTEIN. U. S. No. 11144. Of 281.40 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869