The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rising Sun (Schooner), 30 Jul 1855

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VESSEL BUILDING. -- The Chicago Press says that Messrs. Doolittle & Miller are building at their yard on the North Branch a new vessel for J.H. Levenworth, of Chicago, which will be ready to launch early in June. She is 130 feet on deck, will measure 400 tons, and will be rigged at a barque.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, April 11, 1855

      Messrs. Doolittle & Miller, shipbuilders on the North Branch, launched on yesterday a new vessel, which they had just completed. She is called the RISING SUN, and is said to be one of the strongest built vessels on the lakes. She is a 3 master, keel 144 ft., depth of hulll 10 1/2 ft., breadth of beam 24 1/2 ft. She is destined for the grain and lumber trade, and will carry about 200,000 ft. of lumber and 20,000 bu. corn. She is well and handsomely made, and is a credit to her builders. She is made throughout of the best material. Forty tons of bolts, besides spikes, &c., were used in her construction. She will be ready for sea in about 2 weeks. - Chicago Trib., 28th.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 30, 1855

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Rising Sun (Schooner), 30 Jul 1855