The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
B. A. Stannard (Brig), 1 Apr 1856

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A VERY LARGE VESSEL. - The Custom House officers have today measured the new
barkantine built by Laffernear & Stevenson, for R.K. Winslow, of this city. She is 158 80-100 feet long; 33 47-100 feet wide; 12 34-100 feet deep, and is of 603 8-95 tons. She is, we believe, second in size to no sail vessel on the lakes, unless it be the GREAT WEST, and is the largest ever built here. She will probably be named the La SALLE, and will be sailed by Capt. John H. Waters a master of undoubted good qualifications. We do not hazard much in saying, from what we know of owner, builders and master, that this vessel will be a source of pride, not only to our port, but to the marine of the lakes. - Cleveland Herald 24th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 26, 1856

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      The largest sail vessel built at this port, this season, is the brigantine B.A. STANNARD, heretofore alluded to as the " La SALLE." Mr. R.K. Winslow, through a high regard for an old friend, Capt. Stannard, under whose direction this splendid craft has been designed and constructed, has concluded to baptize her with this name. Capt. Ben stands as godfather and sponsor for the future good behavior of the craft. She is a nobel vessel of 603 tons and holds up her head in fine style. - Cleveland Herald, 2nd.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 6, 1856

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B. A. Stannard (Brig), 1 Apr 1856