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Maid of the Mill (Schooner), 10 Jan 1846

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      From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, January 10, 1846
      New Vessels Built in 1845
      More than ususal pains was taken by us during the past season, to procure information on this head and others touching thereto, the resuls of which we now present in our annual list of new vessels. This season we have ventured beyond the immediate margin of Lake Erie. and those other broad lakes beyond, to Lake Ontario, a knowledge of whose marine is now deemed essential to a thorough understanding of our lake matters.

Number, Tonnage and estimated cost of new vessels built in 1845, from this city westward to Chicago:
Name Class Tons Where built cost
NIAGARA Stmr. 1075 Buffalo $95,000
OREGON Stmr. 781 Newport, Mich. $55,000
BOSTON Stmr. 775 Detroit, Mich $55,000
SUPERIOR Stmr. 567 Perrysburg, Ohio $45,000
TROY Stmr. 547 Maumee City, Ohio $40,000
LONDON Stmr. 456 Chippewa, C.W. $46,000
HELEN STRONG Stmr. 253 Monroe, Mich. $22,000
JOHN OWEN Stmr. 205 Truago, Mich. $20,000
ROMEO Stmr. 180 Detroit, Mich. $12,000
ENTERPRISE Stmr. 100 Green Bay, W.T. $8,000
EMPIRE 2nd. Stmr. 100 Grand Rapids, Mich. $8,000
ALGOMAH Stmr. 100 St. Joseph River $8,000
      PILOT Stmr. 80 Union City, Mich. $5,000
PRINCETON Prop. 456 Perrysburg, Ohio $40,000
OREGON Prop. 313 Cleveland, Ohio $18,000
PHOENIX Prop. 305 Cleveland, Ohio $22,000
DETROIT Prop. 290 Detroit, Mich. $15,000
ODD FELLOW Brig 225 Cleveland, Ohio $9,000
ENTERPRISE Brig 267 Grand Raipds, Mich. $8,000
WING AND WING Schr. 228 Cleveland, Ohio $9,000
MAGNOLIA Schr. 200 Charlestown, Ohio $2,000
SCOTLAND Schr. 300 Perrysburg, Ohio $8,000
J.Y. SCAMMON Schr. 134 Chicago, Ill. $8,000
NAPOLEON Schr. 250 Sault Ste. Marie $8,000
FREEMAN Schr. 190 Charlestown, Ohio $7,500
EAGLE Schr. 180 Sandusky, Ohio $7,000
BONESTEEL Schr. 150 Milwaukee, W.T. $6,000
SHEPPARDSON Schr. 130 Milwaukee, W.T. $5,000
ROCKWELL Schr. 120 Milwaukee, W.T. $5,000
E. HENDERSON Schr. 110 Milwaukee, W.T. $4,500
RAINBOW Schr. 117 Sheboygan $4,000
C. HOWARD Schr. 103 Huron, Ohio $4,000
J. IRWIN Schr. 101 Cleveland, Ohio $4,000
AVENGER Schr. 78 Cottersville, Mich . $3,000
FLYING DUTCHMAN Schr. 74 Madison, Ohio $4,000
CADET Schr. 72 Cleveland, Ohio $3,500
W.A. ADAIR Schr. 61 Cleveland, Ohio $3,000
ELBE Schr. 57 Cleveland, Ohio $3,000
PLANET Schr. 24 Cleveland, Ohio $3,000
ALBANY Schr. 148 raised and re-rigged $2,503
PILOT Schr. 50 Milwaukee, W.T. $2,500
MARY ANNE Schr. 60 Milwaukee, W.T. $1,000
MARINDA Schr. 60 Lexington, Mich. $3,000
SPARROW Schr. 50 China, Mich. $2,500
BIG B. Schr. 60 18 Mile Creek $2,500
HARD TIMES Schr. 45 18 Mile Creek $1,500
FRIENDSHIP Sloop 45 Sheboygan, W.T. $2,000
BUFFALO Sloop 30 New Buffalo, Mich. $1,000

      Total, 48 vessels 10,207 $659,000

      The whole of the above vessels were built above the Falls, at places between
this port and Chicago.... What has been done below Niagara, in the same field,
during the past season, may be seen in the subjoined table of:
Name Class Tons Where built
SYRACUSE Prop. 315 Oswego, N.Y.
H. CLAY Prop. 300 Dexter, N.Y.
HAMPTON Brig 300 Point Peninsula, N.Y.
T. WYMAN Brig 258 Oswego, N.Y. [rebuild
ALGOMAH Brig 335 Cape Vincent, N.Y.
WABASH Brig 314 Sackett's Harbor, N.Y.
CRISPIN Brig 151 Sackett's Harbor, N.Y.
LIVERPOOL Brig 350 Garden Island, C.W.
QUEBEC Brig 280 Long Island, C.W.
H.H. SIZER Schr. 242 Pillar Point, N.Y.
*MAID OF THE MILL Schr. 200 Oswego, N.Y.
MILAN Schr. 147 Point Peninsula, N.Y.
H. WHEATON Schr. 200 Oswego, N.Y.
WELLAND Schr. 220 Oswego, N.Y.
JOSEPHINE Schr. 175 Oswego, N.Y. [rebuild]
      Total, 15 vessels 3,787 tons

To which must be added the schooner J.S. WEEKS, rebuilt and enlarged at Point Peninsula, at a heavy outlay; and also that of the schooner GEORGIANA JENIA, at St. Catharines, which was cut in two, and rebuilt. The JOSEPHINE and WYMAN are rebuilds, but so thoroughly as almost to fall within the denomination of new craft. The WYMAN is polacca rigged, the only one in service, we think. The AGOMAH is full rigged, and, like the others, very strong built. The QUEBE and LIVERPOOL are also well ironed, and designed for Atlantic service, when the St. Lawrence locks will admit of free passage.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      January 12, 1846

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Maid of the Mill (Schooner), 10 Jan 1846