The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary (Brig), 1 Sep 1848

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BRIG MARY. - This fine brig, lately launched from the dock-yard of Capt. Averill, is now ready for sea. The MARY is a beautiful vessel, upon which no pains or expense have been spared to make her a craft well adapted to the trade in which she is intended to ply, between this city and buffalo. She is 240 tons register, is owned by Messrs. J.H. Dunham and Thomas Meadowcraft, of this city, and to be sailed by Capt. Wm. More. We wish her success. - Chicago Democrat.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, September 28, 1848

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      NEW BRIG. -- The new brig MARY, Capt. Wm. Moore, came in from Chicago for the first time yesterday morning. She is of the largest class, and one of the most beautiful sail crafts upon the lakes.
      Another new vessel has made her appearance in our harbor, called the NORMAN. She was built at Sacket's Harbor for Messrs. H. Fitzhugh & Co. of this city, and is one of the largest sail vessels upon Lake Ontario. She has three masts, 132 feet keel, extreme length on deck 131 feet, 26 feet beam and 10 feet 6 inches hold, and by carpenter measurement, is 400 tons burthen. The NORMAN is loading for the upper lakes and will nearly fill the locks on her passage through the Welland Canal. -- Oswego Times.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, October 5, 1848

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Mary (Brig), 1 Sep 1848