The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
D. B. Sexton (Schooner), 8 Nov 1858

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A LAKE VESSEL IN THE BOSPHORUS. - The schooner D.B. SEXTON, which sailed from Cleveland on the 29th May last, for London, has arrived safely in Constantinople on the 8th of November, after a rough passage up the Mediterranean. The Captain states that he outsailed everything in his course, and was the first of a fleet of one hundred and and fifty sail that arrived at the port and without breaking a rope-yarn or leaking a drop.
The vessel has attracted much attention there for its fine qualities as a fast sailer, and applications were made for her purchase.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, December 21, 1858

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      The Lake Atlantic Fleet. -- The Detroit Tribune says: The barque CHIEFTAIN arrived at London on the 25th. The brig DESHLER sailed for Cleveland from Adrossin, Scotland, on the 21st. The schooner SEXTON was off Cornwall on the 22d, bound for Valencia.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      August 18, 1859

      The schr. R.H. HARMON, Capt. Burke, arrived at 11:00 this forenoon from Liverpool. She was 49 days from Liverpool to Quebec and experienced very rough weather, strong westerly winds prevailing throughout the passage. She was 2 weeks from Quebec to this port. She is loaded with 220 tons of pig iron for her owner, T.P. Handy, 100 crates for Huntington & Brooks, 100 kegs of ale and quite a lot of sundries for various parties.
      This is the HARMON's second trip to Europe and back. She is a little scarred from her contact with the ocean, as is natural, but has shown herself a staunch and excellent craft. This is also Capt. Burke's second trip across the Atlantic, though last year he commanded the D.B. SEXTON, which vessel is now doing finely in the Black Sea Trade. - Cleve. Plain Dealer, 21st.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 23, 1859

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D. B. Sexton (Schooner), 8 Nov 1858