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May Queen (Schooner), 25 Apr 1855

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NEW VESSELS. -- The Milwaukee Wisconsin says: - "J.M. Jones, at his ship yard, has just laid the keel of a new vessel, for Gen. S.B. Grant, and Kellogg & Strong. The dimensions are, keel 108 feet, beam 25-1\2 feet, hold 9 feet, tonnage about 250, and calculated to carry about 11,000 bushels of wheat. She is to be launched and ready for sea on the 20th of April next. Capt. Jones has also a lumber vessel on the stocks for Capt. Larsen, of about 120 tons burthen, to be launched at about the same time."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      February 10, 1855

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      LAUNCH. -- The handsome fore and aft schooner MAY QUEEN, just completed by Capt. Jones, for Kellogg & Strong and S.B. Grant, was launched from the yard at Milwaukee on the 25th., full rigged except sails. She is 108 feet keel, 25 feet beam, and 9 feet hold, and registers about 250 tons. She goes into the produce carrying trade, and loads immediately for Buffalo, taking about 12,000 bushels of wheat.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, April 28, 1855

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LAUNCH OF A NEW VESSEL.- We paid a short visit today, to a new vessel at the yard of Captain J.M. Jones, which has been built for Kellogg & Strong and S.B. Grant. The dimensions are:--Keel, 110 feet; beam 25 feet 6 inches; Hold 9 feet; tonnage 260, and capacity of taking 11,000 bushels of wheat. She has been named the MAY QUEEN, a beautiful name, and worthily bestowed upon this splendid little craft. She is entirely rigged--masts, rattlings, flags, &c., and is painted and fixed up ready for a voyage. At four o'clock this afternoon the wedges will be loosened and she will be launched into her future element. Tomorrow she will be taken up to Dickinson's warehouse, where she takes a cargo of wheat for Buffalo at 20 cents. She will be commanded by Captain Richard Johnston, formerly of the KITTY GRANT. - Milwaukee Wisconsin
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, April 28, 1855

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      SCHOONER MAY QUEEN. - The Commercial says this new vessel, recently launched at Jones' shipyard, Milwaukee, has already commenced loading at Alvoird's warehouse. She takes about 11,000 bu wheat, at a freight of 20c. per bushel to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, May 4, 1855

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May Queen (Schooner), 25 Apr 1855