The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. Mitchell (Brig), 1 Jul 1853

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NEW VESSEL. - The Chicago Tribune notices the arrival on Sunday night of the new brig A. MITCHELL, of Milwaukee, from Green Bay, with a cargo of square timber for the Illinois Central Railroad. This vessel was built at Port Huron, on the St. Clair River, and is owned by N. Ludington & Co., of Chicago, lumber dealers. She is constructed of the Michigan and Canadian white oak, and is put together in a strong and substantial manner. her dimensions are as follows: Length on deck, 124 feet; breadth, 26 feet 3 inches; depth of hold, 9 feet 8 inches; and measures about 300 tons. She is commanded by Capt. R.P. Fitzgerald of Milwaukee, and is named in honor of Alexander Mitchell, Esq., the well known banker of the same city. This is her first trip, and in point of speed she holds her own with some of the crack clippers.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, July 28, 1853

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A. Mitchell (Brig), 1 Jul 1853