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Old Concord (Propeller), U18923, 5 May 1855

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The OLD CONCORD propeller which has just been completed for the North Shore Line of Messrs. J.L. Hurd & Co. of this city is one of the finest and staunchest built vessels of her class that has been put on the lakes. She starts for Chicago from the St. Clair tomorrow and will take to that city 250,000 ft. of lumber. The OLD CONCORD takes her name from the birth place of Mr. J.L. Hurd, as the FINTRY is named after the birth place of Mr. Duncan Stewart, one of the members of the firm who own the 3 vessels. She was built at Newport by Messrs. J.E. & H. Dickson, and when she started was complete in every particular. One of the particular characteristics of the vessels built by the Messrs. Dickson, is strength combined with speed, and we believe an inspection of the MARY STEWART, and the OLD CONCORD will satisfy anyone acquainted with shipbuilding, that these vessels display them in an eminent degree. The engine boiler and machinery of the OLD CONCORD were built at the Locomotive Works in this city, and are very powerful and complete. The OLD CONCORD is 160 ft. in length, 28 ft. beam, 11 ft. 6 inches in depth of hold and her capacity is 4,500 bbls. of flour. She is commanded by Capt. Hodson, who was the captain of the steamboat MAYFLOWER; the mate is Sidney Woodworth and the engineer E. Canfield, one of the oldest and most experienced engineers on the lakes. The OLD CONCORD will undoubtedly do much credit to her builders and owners in Chicago, and be as good a specimen of Detroit and Newport manufacture as can be sent there.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      September 5, 1855 2-4

Steam screw OLD CONCORD. U. S. No. 18923. Of 457 tons gross. Built Detroit, Mich., 1855. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION. -- Rig changed to a schooner April 20, 1876.
      Merchant Steam Vessles of the U. S. A.
      Lytle -- Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Old Concord (Propeller), U18923, 5 May 1855