The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Itasca (Schooner), U100108, 19 Apr 1873

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A new schooner named the ITASCA, built by Wolfe & Davidson for John B. Merrill and William Portel was launched at Milwaukee last Saturday. the dimensions of the ITASCA are as follows: Length of keel 142 ft. 5 inches; breadth of beam 26 ft. 2 inches; depth of hold 11 ft. 8 1/2 inches. She will carry 19,200 bushels of wheat through the canal or 22,500 bushels to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 23, 1873 3-6

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      LAUNCH. - A new canal schooner was launched from the yard of Wolf & Davidson, at Milwaukee, Saturday. She is called the ITASCA, and is the property of Messrs. John Merrill and Wm. Porter. Her dimensions are: Length, 142 feet 3 inches; breadth, 26 feet 2 inches; depth of hold, 11 feet 8 1/2 inches.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Saturday, April 26, 1873

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Schooner ITASCA. U. S. No. 100108. Of 344.46 tons gross; 327.24 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1873. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1873

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Itasca (Schooner), U100108, 19 Apr 1873