The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. Bigler (Schooner), 1 Mar 1866

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SHIPBUILDING AT DETROIT. - The following statement is taken from the Tribune:
      J.M. Jones' Yard. - He is building a bark for B.G. Stimson, 180 feet in length overall, 33 feet beam, and 12 feet depth of hold. She will carry 33,000 bushels of grain. The craft is of substantial build, and will be fitted up with wire rigging, and when completed will be one of the most desirable vessels afloat. She will be ready to launch as soon as the river is clear of ice.
* He is also building for A. Carrier, a schooner capable of carrying 20,000 bushels of grain. The dimensions of which are 143 feet long over all, 26 feet beam, and 12 feet depth of hold. The schooner is nearly completed.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 7, 1866
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Schooner J. BIGLER, of 351 tons (new tonnage), built Detroit by J.M. Jones, April 1866. Owned by A Currier. Home port, Detroit. Value $19,000 Class A 2.
      Board of Marine Inspectors
      1871 Classification List.
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J. Bigler (Schooner), 1 Mar 1866