The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Julia Palmer (Ship), 16 May 1836

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LAUNCH OF THE JULIA PALMER. - This splendid vessel will be launched from the works of Carrick & Bidwell, on Monday next, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. The model of the above is a beautiful though unique specimen of the "full ship." Her dimensions are 100 feet in the keel, 26 1/2 feet beam, 10 feet 2 inches in the hold, and about 300 tons burthen. She is owned by our public spirited fellow-citizen, Col. Alanson Palmer, and is intended for the commerce of the great West; under the command of Capt. Robert Wagstaff. No time will be lost in rigging and completing the equipment of the JULIA PALMER, so that we may shortly expect to hear the time named for her first trip, from her agents, Messrs. Bake & Holt.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, May 14, 1836 p.2, c.3

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LAUNCH AT BUFFALO. -- Another splendid ship, the JULIA PALMER, was launched at Buffalo on Monday last, from the yard of Carrick & Bidwell, in the presence of crowds of delighted spectators. An excellent dinner was provided for the occasion by Mr. Barton of the Mansion House, to which a large number of citizens and invited guests repaired after the launch, where the feast of instinct did not surpass the "feast of reason," nor the flow of Champaign [sic], the " flow of soul." Many spirited toasts were drank, complimentary to Col. Palmer, the proprietor of the new ship, to the builders, Messrs. Carrick and Bidwell, and to Mrs. Palmer, (whose name she beats,) and the ladies of Buffalo.
The JULIA PALMER is of 300 tons burden, and built much in the style and proportion of the MILWAUKIE, the launching of which was noticed last week, and in the same line with which she is to sail as a packet between Buffalo and the ports on the upper lakes. She is to he commanded by Capt. Wagstaff
      Black Rock Advocate
      May 19, 1836 p. 3, c.1

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Julia Palmer (Ship), 16 May 1836