The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. Kanter (Schooner), 29 Jun 1862

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Among the downward fleet of vessels which called here yesterday we noticed a fine looking fore-and-after called the E. KANTER, named after our respected townsman and popular ship chandler, for many years located at the foot of Woodward Ave. The chief points about this splendid vessel is the strong and substantial manner in which she has been put together, as also her excellent fitout. Her outward appearance is favorable, her model faultless. Her frames are of large size, of the best oak, and placed nearer together, than is usually the custom in vessels of her size. She lacks a trifle of being 400 tons burthen, Custom House measurement. She has already, on this, her first trip, proved an excellent sailer, arriving in Chicago on her upward passage in advance of the fleet which entered Lake Huron in company with her, and on her return trip arrived here in company with many which left 3 days in advance. She was built at Newport, on the River St. Clair, and we much regret our inability to give the name of her designer, as she is a piece of workmanship reflecting great credit on the skill of her builder. She is commanded by Capt. Samuel Wickham, a thorough sailor, and well deserving the honor of walking the quarter deck of so fine a craft.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 29, 1862

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E. Kanter (Schooner), 29 Jun 1862