The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Europe (Brig), 1 Jun 1844

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LAUNCH OF THE BRIG EUROPE. -- On Thursday last, at about 4 o'clock, P. M., a very staunch built, beautifully modelled vessel of the largest class, was launched into her appropriate element at Richmond. She measures 280 tons, and will carry 1800 bbls. flour below decks. She was built by Capt. Lockwood, under the superintendence of Capt. Perkins, who is to sail her. She was named at the moment of her launch, by Capt. Perkins the Brig " EUROPE."
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      April 20, 1844

      New vessels still continue to crowd our harbor and add further strength to the lake marine - Among those which have visited this port, we observe two fine brigs, the EMPIRE, built at Euclid, Capt. Imson, and EUROPE, Capt. Perkins, built at Richmond, the former of 297 tons, and the latter of 234 tons, and both owned by Messrs. Kinne & Co. The beauty, strength and commodiousness of these vessels are the admiration of all.
      Another fine brig, the A. R. COBB, Capt. McKinty, of 226 tons, entered port for the first time yesterday, and possesses all the prominent characteristics of her competitors. She was built at Charleston and rigged at Cleveland, where they do up those things in real nautical style. The A. R. COBB, belongs jointly to Messrs. Cobb & Co., and her stout-hearted Hibernian master, J. McKinty.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 12, 1844 2 - 1

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Europe (Brig), 1 Jun 1844