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Mojave (Bark), 24 Jun 1863


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The Detroit Advertiser say the keel of a new vessel has been laid at the ship yard of Stewart McDonald. Her dimensions will be about the same as the bark RAVENNA
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, June 24, 1863

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      The Detroit Advertiser say the keel of a new vessel has been laid at the ship yard of Stewart McDonald. Her dimensions will be about the same as the bark RAVENNA
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, June 24, 1863

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      LAUNCH OF A NEW VESSEL FOR THE DETROIT AND LIVERPOOL TRADE
On Wednesday afternoon, a vessel just completed for the Detroit & Liverpool trade, by M. Stewart McDonald, at his ship yard, in this city, was launched. It had been arranged to have the launch take place on Saturday last, but owing to the inclement weather, the event did not occur. Wednesday afternoon, however, all being in readiness, the vessel glided off the ways into her element, "like a thing of life," amid the cheers of the multitude. The delicate duty of christening the ship was entrusted to the niece of Mr. McDonald, who named her the MOJAVE, after a tribe of Indians of that name.
The MOVJAVE is a staunch barque of about 400 tons, Custom House measurement, her extreme length from stem to stern being 142 feet. The length of her keel is 139 feet; her breadth of beam 26 feet 2½ inches, and her depth of hold is 12 feet. Her bulwarks, which are of more than ordinary height, are furnished with a monkey rail, which heightens them considerably. She is furnished throughout with all the improvements that mechanical skill could contrive to make her both strong and seaworthy. Her cabin accommodations are of an elaborate description, and, when fully equipped, the MOJAVE will be one of the most complete of the kind afloat. Her model is exquisitely beautiful, and the general appearance throughout gives assurance that she will be a fast sailer. She will be commanded by Capt. D. N. Mallott, late of the bark RAVENNA, an experienced navigator and a thorough "jack tar." We wish her enterprising owner success in navigating our inland seas.
      Detroit Free Press
      Thurday, November 19, 1863



LAUNCH - Steward McDonald launched on Wednesday afternoon, G. W. Bissel's new bark which has been named the MOJAVE. She is a splendid vessel of fine model and excellent fit-out. She will be commanded by Capt. D. N. Mallott, an experienced navigator.
      Detroit Free Press
      Friday, November 20, 1863



      Bark MOJAVE of 381 tons, built by S. McDonald 1864 at Detroit, of 381 tons. Owned by Geo. Bissel. Home port, Detroit. Class AE. Value $17,000.
      Register of the Ships of the
      Lakes & River St. Lawrence, 1864


      Bark MOJAVE of 381 tons, built by S. McDonald 1864 at Detroit, of 381 tons. Owned by Geo, Bissel. Home port, Detroit. Class AE. Value $17,000.
      Register of the Ships of the
      Lakes & River St. Lawrence, 1864

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keel laid
Date of Original:
1863
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McN.E.2917
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Mojave (Bark), 24 Jun 1863