THE JESSE HOYT. -- The new barque HOYT, Capt. Klasgye, arrived here yesterday from Saginaw, with a cargo of 400,000 feet of lumber, and 35,000 lath. She was built this spring, at Saginaw, is 450 tons burthen, and is represented as a very fine vessel. This is her first trip, and her cargo entitles her to the credit of being a large carrier. -- Chicago Tribune.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Monday, June 12, 1854
Captain Klasgye, of the new barque JESSE HOYT, which recently arrived at this port, after a very brief illness, died on Saturday morning. The flags of the shipping were displayed at half mast during the day as a tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased. -- Chicago Dem. Press.
Buffalo Daily republic
Wednesday, June 14, 1854
THE JESSE HOYT. -- We have for several days past been awaiting the opportunity to notice this trim and beautiful barque, now taking in her cargo at Ball's warehouse. She is fresh from the yard of Messrs. Smith and Whitney, at East Saginaw, Michigan, and highly creditable to their skill as builders. She is owned by Messrs. Hoyt of New York, Bently of Buffalo, and Whitney, of Saginaw, the latter one of her builders. Her dimensions are as follows:- 147 feet keel; 29 feet 9 inches beam; 11 feet 5 inches hold. She stows and carries exceedingly well, and her commander Capt. McNeil, long and favorable known on this lake, as a thorough and accomplished sailor, is loud in praise of her sailing and handling qualities. Her ordinary cargo is 20,000 bushels grain with which she will draw 10 feet of water. Her register is upwards of 400 tons, although the admirable proportions of her rig, will give to the builders of east Saginaw an enviable reputation, proportionate indeed to their location for ship building, which possesses facilities of every kind, equalled by few other places on the whole chain of lakes. -- Chicago Journal.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Friday, June 23, 1854
A FINE VESSEL. --- Capt. McNeil's new barque, the "JESSE HOYT," which left last evening for Saginaw, on her first return trip, is a magnificent craft. She is 148 feet over all, 29 feet 8 inches beam, and has 11 foot 4 inches depth of hold, registers 457 tons. She was built by Messrs. Smith & Whitney, of East Saginaw, and is owned by J. R. Bentley, of this city, Jesse Hoyt, New York, and Capt. Thomas Whitney, of Saginaw, one of her builders. Her cargo down was 18,00 bushels of corn, drawing only 11 feet water, and she has capacity for 22,000 bushels of corn, 32,000 bushels of oats, and 4000,000 feet lumber. She is built throughout in the best and most substantial manner, and her appointments and fitting up, correspond with her "sign" and good looks. She is a beautiful model and Capt. McNeil thinks can show her stern to anything that floats.
The Democracy, Buffalo
Friday, June 30, 1854
Bark JESSE HOYT. U. S. No. 12973. Of 336.98 tons. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871