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Imperial (Schooner), U12067, 1 Apr 1857


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SCHOONER LAUNCHED. -- A schooner of 430 tons was launched from B. B. Jones' yard on Wednesday. She is built for the lake Navigation Company, and is named the IMPERIAL.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, April 3, 1857

      . . . . .

      The Buffalo Courier says a schooner of 430 tons was launched from B.B. Jones's yard on Wednesday. She is built for the Lake Navigation Company, and she is named the IMPERIAL. ----- Cleveland Herald 6th.
      Detroit Free Press
      Thursday, April 9, 1857

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SHIPBUILDING. - We give below a table showing the names, tonnage, valuation and builders of the new vessels turned out from our shipyards during the present season. This statement is a gratifying evidence of the prosperity of this branch of trade in our city, affording as it does, employment to a very large class of our citizens.
Class Name Builders Tons Value
Stmr. CITY OF BUFFALO Bidwell & Banta 1,800:00 $225,000
Stmr. CITY OF CLEVELAND Bidwell & BantA 788:15 80,000
Stmr. CYGNET Notter & Co. 26:64 5,000
Prop. HUNTER Bidwell & Banta 667:07 50,000
Prop. EQUINOX F.W. Jones 620:65 50,000
Prop. EQUATOR F.W. Jones 620:65 50,000
Prop. ECLIPSE F.W. Jones 620:65 50,000
Prop. QUINCY Van Slyck, Notter Co. 396:02 30,000
Prop. CITY OF MADISON Van Slyck, Notter Co. 394:53 30,000
Prop. BURLINGTON O'Connor 384:74 30,000
Prop. LA CROSSE O'Connor 397:76 30,000
Prop. DUBUQUE O'Connor 399:74 30,000
Prop. M.B. SPAULDING Hitchcock 383:88 30,000
Prop.Tug RAPID Bidwell & Banta 77:00 5,000
Prop.Tug H.P. CLINTON O'Connor 67:83 5.000
Prop.Tug H.N. MARTIN F.N. JONES 87:34 7,000
Prop.Tug LEVITHIAN B.B. Jones 315:64 30,000
Prop.Tug A.E. HART Van Slyke, Notter Co. 71:74 5,000
Prop.Tug ST. MARY Van Slyke, Notter Co. 62:23 5,000
Prop.Tug STILLMAN WITT O'Connor 127:92 10,000
Prop.Tug N.P. SPRAGUE F.N. Jones 173:08 10,000
Prop.Tug JOHN ELY Van Slyke, Notter Co. 29:65
      Total steam 8,515:39 $772,000
     
Schr. EUROPA O'Connor 391:88 18,000
Schr. MAZAPPA O'Connor 391:42 10,000
Schr. ETHAN ALLEN F.N. Jones 339:91 18,000
Schr. MARIA F. JOHNSON F.N. Jones 287:59 13,000
Schr. A.E. HART F.N. Jones 445:11 18,000
Schr. DIE VERNON F.N. Jones 414:04 18,000
Schr. LONE STAR F.N. Jones 383:76 17,000
Schr. YORK STATE F.N. Jones 389:37 17,000
Schr. GREY EAGLE Bidwell & Banta 380:91 17,000
Schr. SEA BIRD Bidwell & Banta 381:73 17,000
Schr. ROCKET Bidwell & Banta 478:38 18,000
Schr. COMET Bidwell & Banta 478:16 18,000
Schr. MARY BOOTH Bidwell & Banta 141:02 6,000
Schr. CORNELIA Bidwell & Banta 359:63 13,000
Schr. DAUNTLESS B.B. Jones 437:80 18,000
Schr. * IMPERIAL B.B. Jones 437:80 18,000
Schr. INVINCIBLE B.B. Jones 437:80 18,000
Schr. J. THURSBY La Paige 359:92 17,000
Schr. WARECAN Kingston 371:44 17,000
      Total sail 7,308:24 $311,000
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 7, 1857


NAME: IMPERIAL
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 12067
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA: 135.0
BEAM: 30.0
DEPTH: 11.0
GROSS: 299.39 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-
81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
NET: 284.43 (1884; 1885
YEAR BUILT: 1857
STATE: NY
CITY: Buffalo
HOME PORT: Buffalo, NY (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873); Milwaukee, WI (1875); Chicago, IL
(1876; 1877); Manitowoc, WI (1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882;
1883; 1884; 1885
NOTES: The official number is incorrectly listed as "12667" in 1885.
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885


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Clippings
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launch, Buffalo
Date of Original:
1857
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McN.E.2364
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Imperial (Schooner), U12067, 1 Apr 1857