The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Superior (Bark), U22387, 24 Sep 1861

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LAUNCH. -- A new barque is to be launched from the ship yard of Messrs. Campbell & Owen at three o'clock this afternoon. She was built and owned by Messrs. Campbell & Owen, and her dimensions ar as follows: Length 142 feet overall; breadth of beam 26 feet 1 inch; depth of hold 12 feet. She will carry about 20,000 bushels of wheat, and her cost will be $21,000 -- Detroit Tribune
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, July 20, 1861

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      The new bark SUPERIOR, built and recently launched by Campbell and Owen of this city, has been purchased, we are informed, by H. N. Strong, at what figure our informant was unable to state.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 24, 1861

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Bark SUPERIOR, of 306.45 tons. U. S. Number 22387. Home Port, Detroit.
      Preliminary List of Merchant Vessels
      of the United States, 1867

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Superior (Bark), U22387, 24 Sep 1861