The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 17 Oct 1855

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SHIPBUILDING ON THE LAKES. - The Buffalo Courier publishes the following statement of the names, tonnage, and where built of one hundred and twenty-nine vessels launched at different points on the lakes during the present season, "made up from notices of new vessels in the several papers at lake ports, and, so far as it goes, correct, with, perhaps, the exception of that the amount of tonnage set opposite the names may be either above or below the exact figures, for the reason that in some cases the tonnage was given by the builder before the vessel was measured by the Custom House Inspector."

Class Name Tons Where built
"Union115Port Huron
"James Carson175Cleveland
" America (B)1000Niagara
"Canada (B)1000Niagara
"Island Queen175Kelley's Island
"------------ 110Grand Rapids
"T U Bradbury546Cleveland
"Jersey City634Cleveland
"Old Concord379Newport
"Mary Stewart442Newport
"Dime 47Buffalo
"Mary Bell75Buffalo
"Dan Rhodes75Cleveland
ShipCity of Toronto (B)550Toronto
BarqueI. M. Hubby398Cleveland
"L Crawford461Black River
"T F Parks (B)370Malden
"John Sweeney406Buffalo
"Reindeer474Georgian Bay
"E C L 342Chicago
"Ocean Eagle282Oswego
"B F Gardner425Sheboygan
Schr.Thos. Y Avery350Oswego
"Ayr (B)363Port Dalhousie
"M Ballard287Cleveland
"Gen Boon 261Milan
" E Bailey 121Madison Dock
"Wm Case378Cleveland
"Oliver Culver392Charlotte
"Col Cook 327Newport
"J H Drake.350Black River
"Fanny and Floy 143Milwaukee
"Golden Harvest 376Buffalo
"E K Gilbert162St Clair
"C Harrison 187Milwaukee
"Helliwell (B)464St. Catharines
"A Handy342Cleveland
"J M Jones156Milwaukee
"Live Oak219Huron
"Lark 388Cleveland
"May Queen246Milwaukee
"J P Mack (B)216Port Bruce
"Mary and Lucy 91Cleveland
"New Lisbon 239Ashtabula
"Queen City378Vermillion
"C J Roeder 174Vermillion
"Reciprocity 315Detroit
"vMatt Root387Fairport
"D Richmond 373Cleveland
"Sebastopol 295 Milan
"L B Shepard290Buffalo
"Geritt Smith350Buffalo
"Chas Sumner155Detroit
"W H Stevens290Cleveland
"Theresa (B)389St Catharines
"David Todd373Cleveland
"J F Warner342Cleveland
"Yankee Blade350Buffalo
"Kate Richmond300Cleveland
"Wild Rover290Milan
"J P Kirtland360Milan
"J W Sargent230Racine
"Grape Shot370Buffalo
"D B Sexton340Cleveland
"Allies (B)550Oshawa
"Onward 370Sacketts Harbor
"Gertrude 360Cleveland
"Lucy J Latham330Milan
"Geo Steele350Three Mile Bay
"Wm Lewis370Oswego
"E S J Bemis300Milan
"C L Abell64Buffalo
"J F Tracy175Buffalo
"Bay State344Buffalo
"Eliza Wilson (B)-Port Nelson
"Free Mason150Green Bay
"North Star208Manitowoc
"R H Harmon350Cleveland
"Caledonia ---------
"Harvest Home312Cleveland
"S W Nelson.387Cleveland
"Louis Chickluna (B)400Niagara
"North Cape220Milwaukee
"Ann Turine85Manitowoc
"Andrew Stevens (B)320Hamilton
"D L Couch170Oswego
"Alma (B)235Port Sarnia
"Samuel J Holley296Milan
"W G Grant337Cleveland
"Planet196Black River
"Ellen Williams380Cleveland
"J W Van Buskirk103Buffalo
Scow schoonerSea Star120Irving, NY
Total Steam Tonnage9055
" Sail "32,511

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 17 Oct 1855