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Madeira Pet (Schooner), 1 Jul 1857


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FROM LIVERPOOL TO CHICAGO DIRECT. - The following we clip from the Montreal Herald of the 6th. inst:
      "Yesterday the MADEIRA PET, of Guernsey, Capt. Grange, a schooner of about one hundred and twenty tons, arrived here from Liverpool for Chicago. She had on board a full cargo of 240 tons measurement goods, consisting of steel, iron, crockery and paints. She made the passage in 35 days, and received for freight 360 Pounds sterling. From hence upward, and until she returns to Montreal, her freight will be at the current rates per month for ships of her tonnage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, June 13, 1857

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The schooner MADEIRA PET, has arrived at Detroit, direct from Liverpool via the St. Lawrence and the lakes. Last year the DEAN RICHMOND made the journey from Chicago to Liverpool but the MADEIRA PET is the first that has sailed from Liverpool to Chicago.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 10, 1857

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FROM LIVERPOOL DIRECT. -- The schooner MADEIRA PET, Capt. Crang, arrived at Chicago on Tuesday last, direct from Liverpool, with a cargo of 1,600 bars and 170 bundles refined English iron, 5 tons Scotch pig iron, 8 cases cast steel, 21 packages of hardware, cutlery, &c., 20 packages glassware, 123 packages earthen ware and china, 652 packages paints, white lead and putty. The MADEIRA PET has taken eighty days to make the trip from Liverpool to Chicago. She sailed to Montreal in 35 days, but owing to detentions on the Welland Canal, adverse winds and calms, she was 45 days in making the passage from Montreal to Chicago. This is about thirty days longer than would, under ordinary circumstances, be consumed on the passage. The Board of Trade, and citizens of Chicago generally, went into ecstasies over the event.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, July 17, 1857

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      DIRECT TRADE BETWEEN CHICAGO AND EUROPE.
      The Chicago Tribune of Wednesday announces the arrival at that port of the British topsail schooner "MADEIRA PET " Capt. W. Crang, direct from Liverpool, via St. Lawrence. The Tribune says:- "Her arrival was announced on 'Change by the President of the Board of Trade, and a series of resolutions were offered and passed by that body, congratulating the Captain, consignees and others interested, in the successful voyage made. Capt. Crang was introduced to the Board, the members of which received him with enthusiasm, while he made a few remarks relative to the success of the trip. In accordance with a resolution passed, a committee of five was appointed by the chair to confer with the Hon. Mayor and Common Council to recommend a suitable celebration of the arrival of the "MADEIRA PET," and to testify to her officers the high appreciation of their enterprise.
"A Committee was also dispatched with a steam tug, who had the schooner towed up from the mouth of the harbor to the dock by the Board of Trade Rooms. As she neared the dock, with a number of British ensigns floating from her rigging, she was received with three cheers by those on shore. Quite a number of gentlemen were well entertained by the captain and consignees in her cabin. We have not room today to give even a cursory account of the schooner and her appointments. She is but a small craft, having brought over a cargo of only 240 tons. her grain capacity is some 8,000 to 10,000 bushels, was built in the isle of Gurnsey for the fruit trade between London and Madeira, is copper bottomed, and has proven quite strong enough for both ocean and lake navigation.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      July 17, 1857

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trans-ocean voyage
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1857
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McN.E.2654
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Madeira Pet (Schooner), 1 Jul 1857