The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary Brown (Schooner), 6 May 1861

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THE MARY BROWN. -- This new schooner, built by Messrs. Crosthwaite & Williams left here for Chicago on Saturday last. She rates A 1 * and is about as fine a craft of her kind as we remember to have seen. She is owned by J. Kelderhouse, Esq., and R. R. Brown, the latter gentleman being her commander. Her tonnage is 291
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 6, 1861

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      The schr. MARY BROWN, now lying at the lower railroad dock, in this city, loading with black walnut lumber, is a fine craft as ever came into our harbor. Her dimensions are, length of keel, 115 ft., breadth of beam 26 ft. 6 inches, depth of hold 11 ft., burthen 291 tons. She is very strongly braced in all possible directions, and has arches or heavy timbers in her sides, a feature not often found in sail vessels. The thickness of her bottom at the keelson is 2 1/2 ft. and all parts of her hull are timbered with the same eye to the greatest possible strength, in fact it is difficult for the unprofessional writer to convey to the unprofessional reader a clear idea of her extrodinary strength and staunchness, and great beauty of her model. She was designed and built by Wm. Crosthwaite of Buffalo, who is well known as one of the best shipbuilders upon the lakes. She is owned by Messrs. J.C. Harrison & R.B. McKibben, of Buffalo, and rates A1* for 5 years. - Toledo Com.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 21, 1864 3-3

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Mary Brown (Schooner), 6 May 1861