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Ravenna (Bark), 6 Jun 1861

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DIRECT TO LIVERPOOL. -- The bark RAVENNA, Capt. D. N. Mallott, sailed from this port yesterday, to take on board at Milwaukee, a cargo of 20,000 bushels wheat, for shipment direct to Liverpool. The cargo is shipped by C. L. Bissell, Esq., of this city.
      We also learn that within the next few weeks, further shipments will be made to Great Britain from Chicago and Milwaukee. --- Chicago Tribune.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 31, 1861

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      The fine new bark RAVENNA, owned by G.W. Bissell, of this city, took her departure for Liverpool last evening. Her cargo consists of 20,000 bushels of wheat, 10 tons of butter and cheese, and 8,000 ft. of whitewood, beech and birch lumber. The following named persons compose her crew: D.N. Malott, master; first officer, Scharn Webber; second officer, David Jenkins; seamen, Edward Hayward, Henry Mitchell, Jonas Quick, Robert Malott, John Harvey, A.C. Black; steward, Josiah R. Parker. The RAVENNAS is an A1 vessel, and as substantial a built craft as floats, and well adapted for the ocean trade. She is also a fast sailor. Should everything prove favorable she will doubtless make another trip in the fall. This will make the third voyage across the Atlantic Capt. Malott has made with lake vessels, having made 2 with the brig CAROLINE belonging to the same owners.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 6, 1861

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NEW VESSELS AT CLEVELAND. -- The following are the official Custom House measurements of the vessels built at this port this season:
Propeller EMPIRE, built by Quayle & Martin for the N. T. Company. Length 136 feet; breadth 25 feet 10 inches; depth 12 feet; burthen 393 10-95 tons.

Schooner RAVENNA, built by Quayle & Martin for Geo. W. Bissell, Detroit. Length 138.75 feet; beam 26.2 feet; depth 11.88 feet; burthen 404 8-95 tons.

Schooner CITY OF CHICAGO, built by Peck & Masters for Lockwood & Kinney, of Buffalo. Length 140.56 feet; beam 30.14 feet; depth 11.26 feet; burthen 437 50-95 tons.

      Schooner CITY OF MILWAUKEE, built by Peck & Masters, for Lockwood & Kinney of Buffalo. Length 140.55 feet; beam 29.94 feet; depth 11.30 feet; burthen 436 53-95 tons.

      Schooner CITY OF BUFFALO, built by Peck & Masters, for Lockwood & Kinney of Buffalo. Length 143.78 feet; 30.17 feet; depth 11.4 feet; burthen 455 tons

      Schooner NARRAGAUSETT, built by Quayle & Martin, for R. H. Harmon, T. Quayle, and J. Martin. Length 139.95 feet; beam 26.13 feet; depth 10.97 feet; burthen 398 20-95 tons.

      Schooner MAJOR ANDERSON, built by Irs Laffrinier for H.C. Winslow. Length 153.87 feet; beam 33.22 feet; depth 12.13 feet; burthen 568 11-95 tons.

      The new schooner NARRAGAUSETT was launched from Quayle & Martin's yard yesterday. ---- Cleveland Herald, 10th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 15, 1861

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Ravenna (Bark), 6 Jun 1861