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F. M. Knapp (Schooner), 12 Sep 1867


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A beautiful vessel, called the F.M. KNAPP, passed this port Tuesday evening, grain loaded, for Buffalo. She hails from Racine, but was built at Ferrysburg, Mich. The high praise which has been awarded her by Western papers has been worthily bestowed, and we fully indorse every sentence which has bee written in her behalf. She is owned by Messrs. Knapp & Carr of the above port.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 12, 1867
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The fine new fore-and-aft schooner, F.M. KNAPP, hailing from Racine light, made her appearance in our harbor for the first time yesterday. Although a great deal has been said of this vessel, after a survey of her we cannot but own that she has not overrated. Her model is exceedingly handsome and is nicely finished off and with her tall, well proportioned spars, her appearance is that of a well got up craft. She was built at Ferrysburg a short time since by H.C. Pearson, at a cost of about $50,000, and her owners are Messrs. Chase & Knapp of Racine. The new vessel is designed for the grain trade, and is here in quest of a cargo. The following are the dimensions: Length of keel, 150 ft.; overall, 162 ft.; breadth of beam, 30 ft.; depth of hold, 12 ft.; measurement, old style, 521 tons, new style, 384. - Chicago Times.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 7, 1867 3-5

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The schr. F.M. KNAPP cleared from Chicago on the 6th, with 24,486 bu. corn for Buffalo. She was built at Ferrysburg, Michigan by H.C. Pierson for J.I. Case and F.M. Knapp of Racine.... She spreads 8,000 yard of canvas. Her lumber capacity is 350,000 ft.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 8, 1867 3-4


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new vessel Ferrysburgh
Date of Original:
1867
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McN.E.2554
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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F. M. Knapp (Schooner), 12 Sep 1867