The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William H. Stevens (Schooner), 16 Jun 1855

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LAUNCH.---This afternoon Peck & Masters launched at their yard, the hull of a fine schooner, built for Moses A.James, S. & A.Turner, and J.A.Redington. She is designed for the lake Superior trade, is 280 tons burthen, 110 feet keel, 9 feet 2 inches hold and 30 feet beam, and will carry 400 tons of coal or 13,000 bushels of wheat. She will cost about $13,000.---Cleveland Plain dealer, 16th.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, June 18, 1855

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      We are informed that the vessel which was launched last Saturday by Peck and Masters is to be called the WILLIAM H. STEVENS, and is to be commanded by Captain Malcom Dow. --- Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Monday, June 25, 1855

Schooner W.H. STEVENS. Of 297 tons. Built Cleveland, 1855 by peck & Masters. Home port, Milwaukee. Owned by J. Harris. Class A 2. Value $7,500.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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William H. Stevens (Schooner), 16 Jun 1855