The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. B. Spaulding (Schooner), U16327, 1 Jul 1863

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The new Algonac vessel, built from the hull of the propeller SPAULDING, as mentioned a few days since, has been called the VALPARAISO, and hails from Buffalo. She took her departure yesterday with a cargo of ice for Chicago. - Detroit Free Press.
      The name of a vessel can not be changed without a special act of Congress, and changing the name without such special act is a violation of the law as now in force.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, June 9, 1863

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      Of the fleet which passed down on Saturday, one vessel, the VALPARAISO, we noticed, was to all appearance minus her small boat and davits. This vessel, it will be recollected by many, was recently built from the hull of the old propeller SPAULDING and named as above stated. Her owners, it is stated, have quite lately been given to understand that such a proceeding does not conform to the maritime law, and such being the facts, the name formerly used by the propeller will for the present necessarily have to be adopted. - Detroit FreePress.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, July 8, 1863

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      NOTE. - The vessel's name reverted back to M.B. SPAULDING and remained as such even when she later became a tow-barge.

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M. B. Spaulding (Schooner), U16327, 1 Jul 1863