The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Live Oak (Schooner), 3 May 1855

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LAUNCH AT HURON.---Capt. Fred Ketchum, of Huron, will launch from his ship-yard at that place, on Thursday afternoon next, May 3rd., a fore-and-aft schooner of about 230 tons burthen, just built by him for A.W. Meeker and others. As a ship builder, Capt. Ketchum has won a high reputation, as is evidenced by the number of first class vessels he has turned out of his yards for parties in other ports. The splendid brig CANOPUS, whose launch we mentioned a few days ago, is the fifth vessel he has built for Buffalo owners. For beauty of model and strength of hull she is unexcelled by any craft that floats the lakes, and it is confidently predicted that in the other essential, of speed, she will have no superior. ------- Sandusky Register
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, April 30, 1855

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Capt. George Hand, of this city, has purchased an interest in the new fore-and-aft schooner LIVE OAK, just launched at Huron, and will take command of her, as master. Capt. Hand is as gallant a sailor as the lakes afford, and his craft is one of great beauty and capacity for business. Success to the LIVE OAK.
Capt. F.D. Ketchum, who built the LIVE OAK, is laying the keel of another new schooner of 275 tons, to be out in August. She is to be built on account of Capt. Ketchum and parties in Buffalo. ------ Sandusky Register
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 14, 1855

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Live Oak (Schooner), 3 May 1855