The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. J. Kershaw (Bark), 1858

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The failure which attended the attempt of the "MADERIA PET" and the "J. KERSHAW," to open up a profitable trade between our upper lakes and Liverpool, has not deterred others from making another trial. At this moment the ALLIANCE is loading at Toronto with a cargo for Halifax direct. She takes out wheat, and is to bring back a cargo of flour. She is about 250 tons register.
      Another vessel, the INDIAN QUEEN, is getting ready for a voyage to Liverpool, with the design of being sold there. She was built last spring at Collingwood, and is about 420 tons register.
It is also expected that four or five vessels will leave Chicago this spring for Liverpool. It is said that Messrs. Martin & Son, of Belvedere, are forwarding 800 barrels of flour for this route.
      Buffalo Republic & Times
      Thursday, April 15, 1858
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      Capt. D.C. Pierce has six cargoes for Liverpool, all consisting of white oak pipe staves and black walnut lumber. The vessels which Capt. Pierce is to send out are the bark C.J. KERSHAW, 382 tons burthen; bark CHIEFTAIN, 370 tons; brig BLACK HAWK, 380 tons; the new bark CUYAHOGA CHIEF, 384 tons; and a three masted schooner named the INDIAN QUEEN, of about the same tonnage as the others. The brig BLACK HAWK wiil go to New Baltimore in a few days to commence taking in her cargo, so as to be one of the first vessels through the lower canals for the ocean. Capt. Pierce informas us that he has return cargoes engaged for all his vessels, for Hamilton and Toronto. The importers of those places promise him all their business, and are very glad of the opportunity to import direct, without transhipment at Montreal.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 19, 1858

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      The C.J. KERSHAW. - This schooner, which sailed from this port some months since for Europe, arrived at Boston during the past week. She will load at that city for some South American port.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, December 1, 1858

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C. J. Kershaw (Bark), 1858