The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. B. Spaulding (Propeller), 1 Jan 1849

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NEW PROPELLER.---The Messrs. Jones have on the stocks at their yard, a new propeller of about 400 tons for Messrs. Gelston & Evans of this city, and Messrs. Hubby, Hughes & Co. Cleveland. Her dimensions are as follows:-150 feet keel, 25 feet beam, 11 feet 6 inches hold. She is to be finished in the same manner as the SANDUSKY, and is calculated for freight only. She will be under the command of Captain Sprague, formerly of the schooner WYOMING. ------ Express
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      January 9, 1849

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      PROPELLER " M.B. SPAULDING " --- A new propeller of this name will be launched tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock P.M., from the ship yard of her builders, Messrs. Jones, Bagnall & Co. This beautiful craft is 152 feet long, 25 feet 2 inches beam, and 11 feet 6 and a half inches depth of hold, and rates 419 56-95 tons Custom House measurement. She belongs to Messrs. Gelston & Evans, of Buffalo, and Messrs. Hubly, Hughes & Co.,of Cleveland, and is to run in connection with the Western Transportation Company, the name of whose gentlemanly agent, in New York, she bears. Her engine and boiler are from the Buffalo Steam Engine Works the vessel and machinery is a very creditable specimen of Buffalo mechanism.
She is to be under the command of Capt. A. Sprague, a thorough sailor and a very gentlemanly man. We can safely recommend her to the patronage of our western friends.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 20, 1849

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The propeller M. B. SPAULDING is to be launched this afternoon, from the shipyard of Messrs. Jones, Bagnell & Co., builders. She is owned by Messrs. Gelston & Evans, of this city, and Hubby, Hughes & Co., of Cleveland, and is designed for the service of the Western Transportation Company.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, April 21, 1849

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M. B. Spaulding (Propeller), 1 Jan 1849