The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Maumee Valley (Schooner), 14 Sep 1868

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VESSEL BUILDING AT PERRYSBURG -- In years gone past many vessels were built at Perrysburg, but for several years there has been a lull in this branch of business at this point. It is now appemently reviving again, and there is no good reason why shipbuilding should not be extensively carried on there. Excellent timber is easily obtained at a fair figure, and labouring men can afford to work for reasonable wages. Messrs F. R. Miller & Co. and Captain Bartlett are building a very fine schooner at Perrysburg. She has 120 foot keel, 26 feet beam; 9 foot 3 inch Hold; with a carrying capacity of 14,0000 bushels or 300 tons burden. The parties are building her for their own use, and hence none but the best of timber has been used in her construction. She will be launched, ready for business, about the Ist. of September. Her rigging will be of wire, and she will cost about $20,000
      Chicago Tribune
      Thursday, August 20, 1868

      The new schr. MAUMEE VALLEY, was launched at Perrysburg yesterday. Her carrying capacity is about 14,000 bu. She is owned by F. R. Miller & Co., and Capt. N. Barrett, and is as fine a craft of the size as floats on the lakes. - Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 14, 1868 3-4

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Maumee Valley (Schooner), 14 Sep 1868