SHIP BUILDING AT GRAND RAPIDS. --- We were much pleased a few days since to have an opportunity to see the new vessel, just completed, built by Mr. Corbyn, for Mr. A. Rathbone, Esq., of this village. She is called E.B. MORGAN, barque rig, and large and splendid craft. It is a generally received opinion that for strength she is not excelled on the lakes. She has a capacious and airy cabin, with state-rooms, &c., for the accommodation of passengers. On the whole, she reflects great credit upon the enterprize of the proprietor and the skill of the master builder; and places the standard of Grand River naval architecture on a par with that of any other place on the lakes. She is commanded by Captain Peterson, a veteran tar and a capital fellow. Fair wind and good luck to her.
She made her trial trip to Chicago, this week, with a load of lumber from the mill-yard of W.M. Ferry, of Grand Haven. ------- Grand Rapids
Detroit Free Press
Friday, September 10, 1847
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The barque E.B. MORGAN, of Grand Rapids, Capt. Peterson, late of the SCAMMON, made her appearance at our port on Friday last. She is 310 tons measurement, 150 feet long on deck, 24 feet in beam, and can stow probably 250,000 feet of lumber. She is owned by Amos Rathbone, and was built by Mr. Corburn, both of Grand Rapids. Mr. C. is also the builder of the brig ENTERPRISE, another vessel engaged in the lumber trade in this city. -- Chicago Dem.
Wednesday, September 22, 1847