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Mary Stockton (Schooner), U50515, 6 Aug 1853


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LAUNCH OF THE MARY STOCKTON. - This somewhat renowned vessel was launched on Saturday afternoon, the 6th. inst, (says the Manitowoc herald) in the presence of an "unequally large audience." The event was what launches usually are when they go off at the word, and the only drawback to the delight conferred was produced by the fact that there could be no "encore."
The MARY STOCKTON was built by Messrs. Bates & Sons, for George Gibbs & Co., of Chicago, and is intended for the Chicago and Buffalo trade. her dimensions are :- Depth of hold, 9 feet; extreme breadth, 29 feet 10 inches; length on load line, 132; on deck, 135 feet; burthen, 325 tons. She will be square rigged on the fore mast, and schooner rigged on the main and mizen-masts, and has two centre-boards. her points, which are beautifully developed, have attracted considerable attention abroad.
She is named in honor of MARY STOCKTON, niece of Commodore Stockton, and will be commanded by Capt. D.T. White, who is a good sailor - a good man - and a graduate of the salt seas."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, August 19, 1853


      The schr. MAY STOCKTON was launched on the 6th inst. She was built by Messrs. Bates & Son, for George Gibbs & Co., of Chicago, and is intended for the Chicago and Buffalo trade. Her dimensions are; depth of hold 9 ft.; extreme breadth 21 ft. 10 inches; length on load line, 132 ft.; on deck 135 ft.; burthen 325 tons. She will be square rigged on the foremast, and schooner rigged on the main and mizzen masts, and has 2 centre boards. She will be commanded by Capt. D.T. White. - Manitowoc Herald.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 18, 1853
     
     
      LAUNCH. -- The schooner MARY STOCKTON was launched on the 16th inst. She was built by Messrs. Bates & Son, for george Gibbs & Co., of Chicago, and is intended for the Chicago and Buffalo trade. Her dimensions are: depth of hold, 9 feet; extreme breadth, 29 feet 10 inches; length on load line, 132 feet; on deck, 135 feet; burthen, 325 tons. She will be square rigged on the fore-mast, and schooner rigged on the main and mizzen masts, and has two centre boards. She will be commanded by Capt. D.T. White. - - - Chicago Tribune, 16th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 20, 1853
     
     
NAME: MARY STOCKTON
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 50515
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA: 144.0
BEAM: 29.0
DEPTH: 9.6
GROSS: 233.69 (1885
NET: 222.01 (1885
YEAR BUILT: 1854
STATE: MI
CITY: Manistee
HOME PORT: East Saginaw, MI (1885
YEARS LISTED: 1885
NOTES:
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885
     


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Date of Original:
1853
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McN.E.4009
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Mary Stockton (Schooner), U50515, 6 Aug 1853