The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Journeyman (Schooner), 28 Jun 1873

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Our Bay city correspondent writes under date of June 27: The new schooner on the stocks at Whitehead & Webster's yard, below Wenona, will be launched on Wednesday, July 2d. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 128 ft.; length over all, 136 ft.; beam 26 ft. 4 inches; depth of hold, 9 ft. 4 inches. She will be fore-and-aft rigged, carrying 2 spars. Her rigging will be of the best steel and wire. The vessel is very strongly contructed, and will class A1. She will be named JOURNEYMAN, and will be commanded by Capt. J. Laracy. Her capacity is estimated at 15,000 bu. wheat. Cost about $29,000.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 28, 1873

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      The new vessel built at Bay City, named the JOURNEYMAN, is about ready for sea. She is to load staves from Bay City to Buffalo, at $24 per m. Her rig is that of a fore-and-after and she will be commanded by Capt. John Larrissey.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 18, 1873 3-5

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Journeyman (Schooner), 28 Jun 1873