The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James G. King (Schooner), 7 May 1836


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Dunkirk, May 10. -- LAUNCH. - On Saturday last, a large concourse of people collected at this place to witness the launch of a new schooner, built during the winter and spring. In the afternoon she started from her "infinate cradle," at the work of command - so exact was everything arranged - and wended her way towards her future home, the waters of Lake Erie. She commenced her journey without a name but before she arrived at her destination she was christened by her owner, the JAMES G. KING. The JAMES G KING's debut was admirably performed. She is owned by Col. W. Smith, and was built by Capt. Jones of Black River, and is a 170 ton burden, intended expressly for the upper lake trade. Her commander, Captain C. Stillman, is an experienced officer, and will no doubt find in JAMES G. KING as good qualities for service, as any other craft on Lake Erie. - Beacon.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, May 10, 1835 p.2, c.4

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launch, Dunkirk
Date of Original:
1836
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McN.E.2546
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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James G. King (Schooner), 7 May 1836