The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Francis Palms (Schooner), 1 Jul 1868

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Launches- A vessel named the FRANCES PALMS, left the stocks at Detroit a few days since, she is a craft of about 500 tons burden, and is the property of Mr. F. Morell and others of Detroit. She will be commanded by Capt. Charles Gibbs, latterly master of the bark F. MORELL.
      The ALPENA is the name of a new schooner recently launched at Alpena. She is 250 tons burden, and can carry 100M feet of lumber. Another schooner is to be put on the stock, also 250 tons burden.
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, July 27, 1868

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The FRANCIS PALMS, is the name of a substantially constructed bark which is her on her maiden voyage. She is under the command of Capt. Cuddy and was built at Marine City, by her owner F. Morrell Esq., and has a carrying capacity for 35,000 bushels of wheat. Her dimensions- Length, 172 feet 6 inches overall; Breadth, 32 feet 7 inches. Depth of hold, 14 feet 5 inches, tonnage 560 tons burden, new style. Her total cost was $40,000.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, September18, 1868

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Francis Palms (Schooner), 1 Jul 1868