The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mocking Bird (Schooner), U17575, 1 Jul 1868

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A new vessel named the MOCKING BIRD arrived here on Saturday in tow of the tug LILLIE A. CLIFFORD. She was built at Tonawanda for N.C. Winslow, Esq., of this city, F.N. Jones. Her dimesnions are as follows: keel 164 ft.; beam 30 2/3 ft.; hold 12 1/2 ft. She is designated for the grain trade, and it is estimated she will carry 30,000 to 32,000 bu. Her cost is $45,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 11, 1868 3-3

SCHOONER 'MOCKING BIRD' -- The new three masted schooner MOCKING BIRD has arrived at this port on her maiden trip. Her dimensions are as follows:- Length of keel, 164 feet; Length overall, 170 feet; depth of hold, 12 feet 4 inches; breadth, 30 feet 8 inches. Measures 476 tons burden, new style, and cost $45,000. She was built at Tonawanda N. Y. and is the property of F. N. Jones of Buffalo. Her cargo consisted of coal and railroad iron, which she took on at Cleveland.
      Chicago Tribune
      Thursday, July 30, 1868

Schooner MOCKING BIRD. U. S. No. 17575. Of 476.60 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Mocking Bird (Schooner), U17575, 1 Jul 1868