The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Yorktown (Schooner), 2 Apr 1855

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VESSEL BUILDING IN CLEVELAND.---A fine schooner of 375 tons, will be launched on Saturday, at 3 P.M., from Caulkins' ship-yard. She is owned by R.Winslow, and is to be called WILLIAM CASE, after our ex-Mayor. A graceful compliment to a worthy man.
Quayle & Martin will also at the above named hour launch a schooner of 375 tons. The YORKTOWN, Swain & Clark owners. --------- Cleveland leader
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      April 6, 1855

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      A NEW SCHOONER.---Among the many well built sail craft now thronging our docks, none has pleased us more than the new schooner YORKTOWN, now loading at Gibbs & Griffin's warehouse. She is 371 tons burthen, and her dimension are 136 feet long, 26 feet 2 inches wide, and 11 feet 2 inches deep. She was built and has just been finished in Cleveland by Quail & Martin, is owned by Capt. Lacey, her commander, and Mr.Clark of Cleveland. The captain thinks she will carry 17,000 or 18,000 bushels of corn, and has now on her 24,000 bushels oats, and probably 100 tons of pig lead. This is her first trip, she having brought 236 tons of coal, 56 tons of pig iron, and 103,000 feet of lumber from Cleveland. She will ply between this port and Buffalo, bringing coal from Cleveland. In fine, she is certainly one of the best hulls in this port, extra arched and fastened, and everything in good order .------ Chicago Tribune.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, May 31, 1855

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Yorktown (Schooner), 2 Apr 1855